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 ?
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 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.
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.
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 Breakfast catch-up - Wed 27th March 2019, 8.30am to 10.30pm.
The quarterly Low Carbon Business Network catch up to enable you to meet new contacts and chat with old ones, share updates and hear new ideas. Network member Rebecca Shaw of Scenariio Ltd will give a short talk on "Social Media for Business". Breakfast drinks and muffins will be provided.
Location: The Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby. DE24 8UX.
Please book your place by noon on 25th March: LCBN Breakfast.
Series of Workshops and Working Groups for 2019 - Dates/Times to be confirmed
A series of workshops and working groups are being planned over the next 6 months to include some of the following topics:
We would like you to tell us if you would be interested in attending or contributing to any of these via our Doodle Poll Workshops & Events Expressions of Interest. More detail about the above will be circulated once confirmed.
Green Growth Accelerator Series - Summer 2019
These workshops are aimed at helping SMEs thrive in the growing low carbon economy and are free to Low Carbon Business Network members.
Part 1 – Clarifying your value offer – Proposed date 2 May 2019 morning
Part 2 – Your Business Growth Strategy and Green Economy – Proposed date 16 May 2019 morning
Part 3 – Pitch Green – Date/Time TBC
If you are interested in joining, more information can be found at LCBN Green Growth Accelerator Series Summer 2019
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.