European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

The Energy Efficiency De-risking Project

According to the Energy Efficiency Financial Institution Group (EEFIG) 2015 report, called “Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy; How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments”, the EE investments sector has to cope with several problems. Among others, the report highlighted the lack of evidence on EE investments performance, which makes the benefits and the financial risk harder to assess, and the lack of commonly agreed procedures and standards for EE investment underwriting, that increases transaction costs. In continuation of these findings, the EEFIG de-risking project addresses the fundamentals of energy efficiency investments in the buildings and corporate sectors.

It is an open-source initiative to up-scale energy efficiency investments in Europe through the improved sharing and transparent analysis of existing projects in Buildings and Industry. The goal is to provide detailed analysis and evidence on the performance of energy efficiency investments to support the assessment of the benefits and financial risks, and it is reached through :

  • Creation of an open source database for energy efficiency investments performance monitoring and benchmarking;
  • Interpretation of gathered data and development of a investments risk/performance modelling methodology;
  • Development of common, accepted and standardized underwriting and investment framework for energy efficiency investing.


Get involved!

Become a user

  • Enhance your understanding of and access to energy efficiency finance related business opportunities
  • Streamline underwritng procedures through the development and use of a common language for energy efficiency underwriting
  • Decrease due diligence and transaction costs
  • Better risks assessment through high quality and credible data framework

Become a data provider

  • Contribute to creating of European evidence base which is key to “get the EE policy and market story right”
  • Acknowledgement and visibility as data contributor
  • Benchmarking your project performance versus others
  • Connect your data to investors
  • Influence the industry best practice


Download the project presentation

Discover more by visiting the project webpage

How to engage
Public and private financial institutions, industry representatives and sector experts may through EEFIG be engaged in an expert dialogue and contribute to enhancement of the fundamentals of energy efficiency investments in the buildings and corporate sectors.

You may contact:
European Commission, DG Energy:
– Roman Doubrava, Team Leader – Energy Efficiency Finance,