National Energy Foundation plans to make its mark with 25-year anniversary activities

24th February 2014

Since its operational beginnings in early 1990, the National Energy Foundation has been at the forefront of improving the use of energy in buildings. The charity aims to give people, organisations and government the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to understand and improve the energy performance and comfort of the buildings they design, build, manage or occupy.

To celebrate its 25 years, the Foundation is planning a number of events and activities over the next 12 months. The aim is to maximise the impact achieved through the Foundation’s work over its anniversary year and both recognise and celebrate the many and varied contributions it has made over its first quarter of a century.

Events planned to celebrate NEF's 25 years include:

  • Launching the National Energy Foundation awards to reward and recognise individuals, organisations, initiatives and projects for delivering sustainable energy at a local level and bringing both social and environmental benefits.
  • Collating and sharing thoughts on how to improve the use of energy in buildings from 25 high-profile leaders and influential people in the world of energy and the built environment.
  • Asking all those who can make a difference in building energy use to make their own pledge on the NEF website. The aim is to collect 1,000 energy pledges.
  • Partnering the publication of an e-book How much energy does your building use? The book will distil best practice and insights for time-poor executives and anyone with any responsibility for the cost-effective operation of non-domestic buildings.
  • Establishing an Advisory Council of knowledgeable thought leaders – to provide additional insights to help shape the work of the Foundation.
  • Branding the Foundation’s work with a new 25-year logo - to reinforce the organisation’s depth and breadth of experience and expertise.

The programme of events will develop as the year progresses.

Chief Executive, Dr Kerry Mashford, commented:
“Improving the use of energy in buildings is the National Energy Foundation’s overarching objective, and we are very proud of our 25-year history. Over the years, the Foundation and its staff have worked tirelessly for the better use of energy in buildings and have led the way in numerous cutting-edge initiatives that have later become mainstream – for example, the National Home Energy Rating scheme, which was the precursor to Government Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and subsequently Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).”