DeliveREE is an EU Horizon 2020 project that is developing a scalable, practical model to deliver Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) to reduce Dublin's carbon emissions.
The project will provide funding of €1.2 million to test and develop a one-stop-shop Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for energy-efficient and renewable energy projects in Dublin.
This will include over €20 million worth of upgrades to a range of council facilities within the region, such as leisure centres, fire stations, theatres, libraries, offices, community buildings and landfill treatment sites.
Benefits of DeliveREE
Unlike existing 'one-stop-shops', which typically concentrate on the residential sector, DeliveREE focuses on solutions to retrofitting large commercial and public buildings, which have a big impact on emissions in towns and cities like Dublin but are often overlooked.
A key part of the project is the creation of an innovative, standardised finance and delivery system for rolling out energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects at mass scale in Dublin. This will work by processing and assessing potential projects quickly and efficiently, to identify the most suitable buildings to upgrade. Once identified, these buildings of various types and sizes will be bundled together to gain large-scale impact. The retrofit work will then be carried out using energy performance-based contracts, which will ensure long-term, guaranteed energy savings and will make the project more financially attractive to the client, the contractor and to private investors.