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Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) sets mandatory annual targets for reducing energy use across the European Union (EU). It is a critical component of the EU’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050—and Member States must pursue ambitious targets to improve efficiency consumption across all energy-intensive sectors. 
To achieve these targets, several EU countries have implemented an Energy Efficiency Certificate mechanism also known as White Certificates. These certificates can be issued to companies that have successfully reduced their energy consumption. Energy supply companies like utilities and fuel distributors are obligated to acquire a designated number of certificates based on the scale of their commercial activities to comply with the regulation. 

Corporate Decarbonization Services

Are you interested in corporate energy efficiency solutions? STRIVE by STX, the dedicated climate action arm of STX Group, offers companies comprehensive solutions for energy efficiency projects—including opportunity mapping and projects structuring & financing. Learn more below: 

STX Group acts as a one-stop-shop for our partners across the entire White Certificate value chain, from identifying and financing new projects to issuing, sourcing and marketing certificates. 

The STX Solution

With Energy Efficiency teams across Europe, we can guide you through the entire White Certificate value chain. Our expertise across a range of sectors, including Industrials, Tertiary Sector, Agriculture and Transport, equips us to guide you through the entire decarbonization process. From identifying and financing new projects to the issuance, sourcing, and strategic marketing of certificates, we provide a unified platform for successfully navigating the energy efficiency landscape.

The Role of STX in the Energy Efficiency Market

Energy Efficiency Professionals

Energy-saving initiatives can generate cost savings and environmental benefits, but they often require significant upfront investments from customers. STX can partner with equipment installers, project managers, and engineering firms to enhance their value proposition to corporate clients. We can help finance projects to issue White Certificates in addition to purchasing the certificates at optimal prices once available.


STX can support corporations that aim to decarbonize their operations and save costs by being more energy efficient, especially those operating in industries like Industrials, Tertiary Sector, Agriculture, and Transport.

Through Strive by STX, we can help companies throughout their entire decarbonization projects, including the issuance of White Certificates. STX can map and prioritize opportunities, providing comprehensive support to companies—from the issuance of certificates to their purchase and sale.

Tertiary Building Managers

Tertiary Building Managers can benefit from the White Certificate mechanism and improve the efficiency and energy management of their buildings. STX can help these companies identify and prioritize opportunities, managing the entire process, offering financing, issuance, and purchase of their Certificates. These projects improve the overall service they provide to customers, including economic and environmental considerations.

Energy Suppliers

With its extensive network of customers, STX is able to secure White Certificates on behalf of energy supply companies that require them to ensure their compliance with regulations.

Our Process

Opportunity Mapping

  • As a starting point, STX and its partners can arrange an onsite energy efficiency audit to identify and map potential energy savings opportunities. We can also assist you in defining the most appropriate investment roadmap to achieve your decarbonization targets together with the appropriate financing solutions.

Projects Structuring

  • Our project financing proposal is based on the shared savings model and is specifically designed to generate positive cash flows early on. Under this model, STX provides financing for the project and receives a percentage share of the realized energy savings. This reduces our client’s upfront costs and risks, while aligning our interests with theirs. In order to guarantee a minimum amount of energy savings, we obtain a project performance guarantee from the engineering firm or equipment supplier implementing the project.

Projects Financing

  • Our project financing can cover up to 100% of the CAPEX. The optimal contract duration and shared savings percentage can be structured through a special purpose vehicle (SPV). We identify potential grants and subsidies that can be used to reduce costs or support the implementation of your projects.

Why STX? 

Experience & Reputation

  • More than 7,000 clients worldwide trust our expertise and know-how.
  • STX has been active in the European energy efficiency market for over 10 years and is one of the most reputable players in the industry.
  • Our specialized team is highly efficient in collecting, managing, and preparing documentation for certificate generation and purchase.

Market & Regulatory Knowledge

  • We have a local presence in all markets currently offering energy efficiency certificates—France, Poland, Italy, Spain).
  • We’re constantly engaged with local traders, producers, contractors, legislators and off-takers.
  • We bring our clients a comprehensive EU-wide perspective on market trends and regulatory developments.
  • We actively collaborate with industry experts and participate in working groups to influence energy efficiency-related policy matters.

Liquidity Providers

  • STX has an extensive network of corporate issuers and well-established relationships with obligated entities.
  • This allows us to seamlessly bridge the gap between supply and demand and to function as market makers and liquidity providers.


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