IEEF invests in projects that reduce energy consumption or recover useful energy from waste streams. IEEF may also invest in renewable generation (solar; wind; geothermal) subject to certain investment restrictions. These projects will typically involve:
Replacing and upgrading energy systems in old buildings with new equipment e.g. LED lighting, heating and ventilation systems, boilers, refrigeration, waste heat recovery, process optimisation
Investment in a system to produce electricity on-site so that the heat by-product from the generation process can be recovered and used for steam production or heating, rather than being wasted as is the case with centralised generation.
Investment in heat pumps and new wood chip or wood pellet boilers or CHP to replace fossil fuel driven systems.
New outdoor lighting and smart metering systems for local authorities or major outdoor power users, district heating for business parks, social housing, town or urban centers and local authorities.