D2 Energy Efficiency Audits and Grants

 winner of east midlands energy efficiency award logoThe D2EE project is the winner of the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2018.

We can work with your business to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. Support available until October 2019.‌


Reduce costs by cutting energy use 

Is your business a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), based in Derby or Derbyshire ?

Free energy surveys

A Project Officer will visit your business and carry out a basic energy audit to identify measures to improve energy efficiency at your premises. Surveys and technical support is available for both Derby and Derbyshire eligible businesses.

Grants for energy efficiency

Grants are available for eligible businesses within Derby city. Because of high demand the full grants budget for companies in Derbyshire has now been allocated. 

Derby SMEs can apply for grants of up to £15,000 towards the cost of energy efficiency measures in their premises (the grant can cover up to 65% of the cost of the work). This could include more efficient lighting, insulation, heating/cooling systems, compressors, motors, process equipment or renewable energy.

Energy efficiency support

Additional support to help businesses to become more energy efficient may be available if a grant is not applied for. For example, further advice on reducing energy use, advice on equipment and staff behaviour change training.

How do I apply?

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.

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Low carbon supply chain and innovation support

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.

For more information, see the Low Carbon Business web pages.


Sustainability Summit 2019 - 6th March 2019, 8.30am to 1.30pm.

The 2019 Sustainability Summit will focus on how environmental sustainability and clean growth is now so much more than the need to fulfil regulatory compliance, but is becoming an intrinsic element to any business growth strategy. A series of talks, panel discussions and workshops will explore the benefits of a clean business growth strategy.

Location: Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS.

For more information, see Sustainability Summit; sign up here

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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.


Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 642029
Minicom: 01332 640666

Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street