Working with Financial partners to assure energy efficiency investment


As energy efficiency increasingly takes centre stage, BSSEC is providing more and more energy assurance & verification services to clients within the Financial Services sector. Clients to date have included Deloitte, Nationwide, H G Capital and various private pension funds.

Our work has been centred upon investment appraisal and the performance of investments made in energy efficiency & renewable energy technologies.

The main issues that we have found to effect our clients include:

  • Low / varied confidence in technical business cases for investments
  • Low / varied confidence in financial business case metrics
  • Over-stated claims on financial returns
  • Unmanaged risks
  • Uncertainty in the performance and results obtained from implemented projects

In partnership with our clients, we have advised on investments within a wide range of industry sectors, including:

  • PFI Projects
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Local authority and private heat networks
  • Industrial
  • Government
  • Data Centres
  • Logistics
Services provided:
  • Technical due diligence
  • Financial due diligence of engineering project financials including NPV, IRR, lifecycle review
  • Third party verification and assurance
  • Investigations on major project and system failures
  • Expert witness services
Technologies involved: Energy Efficiency
  • LED lighting
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Variable speed drives
  • High efficiency motors
  • New plant
  • Controls
  • Industrial heat recovery
  • Evaporative cooling
Renewable energy
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Combined heat and power
  • Bio-gas injection into gas mains
  • Biomass heating

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