The Portuguese pilot is two connected EDP office buildings, built-in 2011, located in Oporto, Portugal. A set of energy efficiency measures were included in the design of the building, as described in the presented table. In addition, these two buildings were identified as good candidates for the pilot extended energy performance contract for the non-energy benefits the project would potentially incur (i.e increased security and decreased maintenance). The buildings are already equipped with bathrooms with flowmeters and timed taps, advanced automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, flood and hydrogen detection systems and even an advanced elevators’ traffic management system.


These features will allow the creation of an energy performance contract to control features and systems that are normally the responsibility of a subcontracted company. In this regard, the ESCO could offer an “all-in-one” service, ensuring both the performance of active and passive energy efficiency measures and also the management and control of other crucial activities for the proper.


Through the pilot energy performance contracts, EDP will have the opportunity to assess the possibilities of mixing of energy efficiency measures with non-energy services, in one contract, which can then be assessed for its applicability and bankability in the future.

No implemented EPC



EDP Distribuição, EDP Produção, EDP Renováveis

~36.000 m² (18.545 m² above ground):

Building A: 22.200 m²

Building B: 11.500 m²

Parking, 2 data centres, auditorium, meeting rooms, showroom, gym, restaurant, UPS room.

Building A: 88,08

Building B: 14,03

  • Automatic groundwater irrigation, waste-water and efficient car wash station
  • Power-driven shading blades installed in the façades
  • Controllable luminaires, via dimmers, composed by low-energy bulbs, fluorescent lamps or LED, accordingly to external brightness
  • Automatic operation of the centralised production of heating and cooling water
  • 7 EV charging points (8 more will be installed)
  • Solar thermal to heat water in restaurant and gym locker rooms
  • PV panels in the roof and façades:
    • Estimated production: 54,8 MWh/year
    • Installed capacity: 42,24 kWp
  • Centralised technical management system
  • Power-driven shading blades in façades
  • Controllable luminaires, with dimmers accordingly to external brightness
  • 75 fan coils units with individual thermostats