An energy efficiency project for businesses run by a partnership of the University of Derby, and Derby City and Derbyshire County councils has been shortlisted for an award.
The D2 Energy Efficiency (or D2EE) Low Carbon Project helps SMEs in Derbyshire become more energy efficient, through grants and expert guidance.
It works with firms to lower their energy costs, reduce the amount of ‘greenhouse gas’ emissions they produce and to improve employees’ working conditions.
Now Derby City and Derbyshire County councils have been jointly nominated as finalists in the category of ‘Regional Council or Local Authority Body of the Year’, in the 2018 East Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards, for D2EE’s work.
The £4.6 million D2EE project is half-funded through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding – which comes via the wider £250 million in European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) allocated to the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.