Energy-efficient investments happen to be capital-intensive and require funding. Even if savings are considerable and payback periods are short, the first stage of the investment implementation involves allocation of (often sizeable) financial resources. Thanks to the accurate, project-based energy efficiency audits (AEE) and the complete design concept of the project, it is easy to win funds for its implementation (either through grants, debt financing or ESCO).

The Energy Audit of an Enterprise (EED) is followed by the Energy Efficiency Audit (AEE) of a project aimed at energy efficiency improvement (PSPEE), which has been selected for implementation in the EED audit. AEE is the basis for obtaining the White Certificate (BC). As a result of the AEE audit, a complete design concept for an energy-efficient investment is created.  DBE is further able to prepare the financing offer in line with Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). This investment model is often called the ESCO (Energy Saving Company), since an energy-saving investment is implemented and financed by a third party, usually a specialized auditing firm (ESCO - Energy Service Company, such as DBE).

It is also possible to apply for grants on the basis of the AEE, including those awarded within EU, national or regional programs.

The following graphics explain this investment model in a simple way:

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We have been successfully conducting energy efficiency audits in big and medium scale industries achieving significant energy savings for our clients. So far, according to our team's projects, modernizations have been carried out at a total cost of over USD 730 million, which allowed to reduce energy consumption by at least 3.9 TWh and save over USD 215 million.

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