Building the future together
Help make a little history – an appeal to members - Donate through Just Giving
- As you know from last year’s centenary celebrations, the Energy Institute (EI) – now 101 – has been a professional body by several names but with a constant purpose over the years to promote “the hallmark of the profession”. We interpret this today as promoting knowledge, skills and good practice in the energy industry for public good.
The EI’s longest-serving home has been 61 New Cavendish Street, a grade II* listed building in central London which the EI first occupied in the late 1950s on a 999-year lease. Upon taking occupation, the members of the institute donated funds to refurbish the building and make it ready to house the activities of their professional body, and to welcome new members and visitors. Having remained largely untouched over the last six decades, in 2015, the EI embarked upon a refurbishment programme and we would like to invite you to get involved just as other members did almost 60 years ago.
However, more than enabling us to deliver better services to our members, your contribution will help us to continue and develop our work to:
- • improve the energy literacy of our stakeholders,
• ensure that good practice reaches communities it doesn’t today, and
• give more people the opportunity to learn and study energy in the future.
- We want to go beyond 'business as usual', extend our outreach and encourage better engagement on energy issues among our members and wider society.
Another important aspect in the EI refurbishment work is to install a number of energy-saving features within the constraints of our Grade II* listed building. This will enable us to set an example of good practice in retrofitting older housing stock to accommodate energy efficiency improvements. Measures include: double and secondary glazing; insulation; solar PV panels; a new energy efficient lighting scheme; more efficient heating and cooling systems; a building energy management system; and a green roof.
We are looking for members who want to give something back to the industry and help support the next generation of energy professionals, and I hope you will agree to lend your support.
Please donate what you can and contribute to our fundraising efforts. There are a number of ways you can do so.
> donate online
> send a donation to me at the EI address below (please complete and enclose this gift aid form to enable us to make the most of your donation)
> email me to discuss the gift you would like to make
I made the first donation because I know how important this project is and some members have already made generous gifts too. I hope, like me, you will be keen to help make a little history and put the EI on a firm footing for the future. So please do get in touch with me and, to any senior members who might recall the project some 60 years ago, I’d love to hear from you too.
Louise Kingham OBE FEI
Chief Executive, Energy Institute
“We all recognise the importance of the Energy Institute's work and having modern facilities is a key foundation for that work. The energy industry has been good to me over the years and I am glad to be able to support our Institute in its refurbishment programme.”
Ian Marchant FEI, Past President, Energy Institute
"I have donated because I really do believe that, although 61 New Cavenidsh street is an excellent address, the facilities require modernising to meet the Energy Institute's strategic needs and those of both employees and visiting members. It will have a positive impact for everyone involved with the EI."
Mike Parker CBE FEI