Winning energy efficiency project

Award winning Bondholder Derby City Council have won a regional award for their energy efficiency partnership project.

They scooped the ‘Local Authority of the Year’ Award at the 2018 East Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards for showing a true commitment to promoting energy efficiency within their region. 

The award was for the D2 Energy Efficiency Project which 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.

The project offers free energy audits, advice and grants for small to medium sized businesses in Derby and Derbyshire to improve their energy efficiency.  Grants of £1,000 – 15,000 are available to assist businesses with the cost of installing 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.

Fellow Bondholder Tidyco have received two grants over three years from Derby City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.  In total, the company has received £16,000 in towards the cost of upgrading their lighting to energy efficient LEDs and installing daylight and movement sensors throughout their premises. Each year, this investment will save them at least twelve tonnes of carbon emissions and £4,000.

For more information about whether your business could benefit from a grant please contact Gemma Sylva email gemma.sylva@derby.gov.uk or call: 01332 642029. There is also case studies on the efficiency programme here.