The Portuguese pilot is composed of one EDP office building, built-in 2011, located in Oporto, Portugal, and is one of the two EDP national headquarters. It is composed of ten floors, of which three are underground and dedicated to parking and technical areas (with 7 electric vehicles (EVs) chargers installed for use by employees, and 8 more planned to be installed). There is partially automated control of the building’s consuming devices, including lighting and Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), however, to make an active energy performance contract (AEPC) operational, it requires the installation of further monitoring and control.


The building currently does not have any EPC implemented, but by design, a set of EEM already exist in the building, such as power-driven shading blades installed on the façades and controllable luminaires, via dimmers, according to external brightness. The pilot energy performance contract will propose an additional set of energy efficiency measures and well as optimization of building assets (namely the HVAC system). The flexibility potential of the building will be calculated in relation to the cost savings of performing implicit demand response, making use of different Time of Use (ToU) tariffs.


Through the pilot energy performance contracts, EDP will have the opportunity to assess the possibilities to enrich its knowledge on the potential of smart use of building assets in an EPC contract, which can be further assessed for its applicability and bankability in the future.

No implemented EPC



EDP Distribuição, EDP Produção, EDP Renováveis

1.100 persons 

~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