D2 Energy Efficiency Audits and Grants

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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.‌ 

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.

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.


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:

  • Effective Green Communication
  • Green Funding, Finance & Tendering
  • Smart Building Technology
  • Energy Efficiency for Commercial Premises
  • Low Carbon Transport options & Green Fleet Management
  • Waste Management to Cut Costs and Create Revenue
  • Low Carbon Transport Equipment Manufacture
  • Low Carbon Engineering and Manufacture
  • Working Group on the Clean Growth Challenge

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 InterestMore 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

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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