Sustainability is our business

“DEM has always been passionate for energy and sustainability, seeking to build a future in which energy is utilized in an efficient and sustainable manner that is affordable.”

In June 2015, Danish Energy Management merged with Esbensen Consulting Engineers. The merger made Danish Energy Management & Esbensen into one of the leading player in the market with an extended pool of experts and a collective experience of more than a hundred years.
In 2018 we returned to the name Danish Energy Management – in everyday speech, the more idiomatic, DEM.

The World Goals are a part of our DNA

At DEM, we specialize in energy political projects, monitoring and evaluations (OECD-DAC criteria), physical projects concerning city development plans, new construction and energy renovations of preexisting buildings. Both nationally and internationally, we supply tailored sustainable and cost-efficient solutions to public and private organization. Our work with sustainability and energy efficiency I closely knit to the UN World Goals in the field, where we strive to secure access to sustainable energy and sustainable cities. We also contribute to fighting climate change and strengthening the global efforts towards sustainable development through our partnerships.

We work with the World Goals nr. 7, 11, 13 and 17.

1986 – The roots of Danish Energy Management (DEM) begin in Aarhus, when Frantz Longhi founded Dansk Energi Management.
1991 – DEM becomes co- owner of Hvidebæk Heating Plant, including the development of one of Denmark’s first remote reading systems for consumers.
2000 – DEM expands presence into Malaysia and Thailand, laying the foundation for new energy market opportunities.
2001 – DEM becomes co- owner of Middelgrundens Vindmøllelaug, an offshore wind farm outside the harbor of Copenhagen, which can cover the entire organization’s energy consumption.
2003 – Company name now includes Danish Energy Management, reflecting increased international involvement with organizations such as DANIDA, UNDP, EBRD.
2003 – Code of Ethics and Business Integrity Management System created following the ten principals of the United Nations Global Compact, and the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, using these as a standard for business practice.
2012 – A solar thermal system was established at the Hvidebæk Heating Plant, with an annual production of approx. 6,150 MWh nationwide – about 23% of the total heat.
2012 Esbensen Consulting engineers have a long tradition of providing advice and planning of eco-friendly and sustainable energy design, HVAC, ventilation, lighting and power supply. Esbensen is today known as specialists and a preferred partner in energy design, renewable energy, daylight, natural ventilation and indoor climate.
2014 – Danish Energy Management becomes a Climate Partner with the City of Aarhus, which is renovating up to one million square meters of its own building stock by 2019, helping them to reduce CO2 by 30% in the municipality.
2015 - Merger of Danish Energy Management and Esbensen Consulting Engineers, resulting in Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB).
2016 Our membership of the Global Compact is based on more than a decade's worth of labor, which contributes in systematically ensuring that the Human Rights are respected, labor standards are maintained, corruption is opposed in all forms, and environmental consequences are minimized in all activities.

Our internal initiative towards sustainability measurements was initiated by our participation in the UN Sustainable Development Summit of 2015 in New York.
2016 We have researched the business opportunities in New York City and we are pleased to announce that we are now opening an office in Manhattan. We will expand our services in Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Cities, Energy Renovation, Energy Management and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs).
2017 We have developed an online SDG Reporting System for sustainability measurement, which can be used to track and report on progress towards the SDGs following UN standards.

This journey started over 30 years ago with design, planning and implementation projects in Denmark. The focus was then, as it is now, on sustainability, which led to a range of monitoring and evaluation projects focused on the creation of SMART or RACER indicators and IT systems, and leading to assignments with the monitoring of all types of EU projects in all sectors. This experience has led to the creation of our online SDG Reporting System.
2018 Time has come to manifest that the merger between Danish Energy Management and Esbensen is a success and that we have become one united company. To emphasize this, we have given our brand a brush-up, with a new logo among other things and we return to the original name DEM - Danish Energy Management.

DEM has designed and implemented projects and programs for a variety of governmental and non-governmental bodies, international agencies and private sector clients including: