The D2EE project is the winner of the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 and 2019.
We can work with your business to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. Support available until October 2019.
Is your business a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), based in Derby or Derbyshire ?
Surveys and technical support is available for eligible businesses in Derby and Derbyshire. A Project Officer will visit your business and carry out a basic energy audit to identify measures to improve energy efficiency at your premises. This could include more efficient lighting, insulation, heating/cooling systems, compressors, motors, process equipment or renewable energy.
The full grants budget for companies in Derby and Derbyshire has now been allocated. Further grant funding may become available later in the year.
Additional support to help businesses to reduce their carbon footprint may be available. For example, further advice on carbon reductions associated with specific equipment, use of raw materials, waste, recycling, fleet / business travel and staff behaviour change.
Complete the expression of interest above and one of our team will be in touch. Some business areas such as education and welfare may not be eligible - please check here for further details.
Support is available from the University of Derby Business School to help businesses to access the low carbon supply chain.
Research and development technical support consultancy is provided by the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.
Energy monitoring support
Energy monitoring support is available for smaller companies in the retail and hospitality sector through the Carbon Trust and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). For further information, please see our information sheet.
Low Carbon Business Network - Quarterly Networking Meeting & Lunchtime Catchup - this networking event is being hosted by Motion Vehicles and there will also be an opportunity to view the eco-friendly Badger Farm and meet other Network Members. Location: Badger Farm, Hilton, Derby. Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 11am - 1.30pm. Eventbrite booking page
Low Carbon Business Network - Celebration of Success Event - this event is to celebrate the success of local SME businesses, highlight the importance of thriving SMEs and look at how they can be supported with future plans for growth. Location: Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby. DE1 3LD. Wednesday 10th July 2019, 3.30- 6.30pm. Further information
Free online course - A free online course that helps SMEs to map the environmental value their business creates is now available. This course provides an excellent platform to communicate powerfully about your pro-environmental offer and win more business. For more details and to register your interest, visit UDOL Online Course.
The D2 Energy Efficiency Project is a partnership between the University of Derby, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.