Jason Jannati (this week’s live chat host -- click here to RSVP) felt if he could get into the business of helping people save money and improving our impact on the planet, he and his two business partners would create value. The original concept was to serve people by optimizing their energy consumption and, in turn, save them money in an informative and educational way that would be relevant in the marketplace.
They founded greeNEWit in January of 2008 and built their business from the ground up. What started with a shared passion for energy efficiency, free energy audits for friends and family and a few credit cards has since become greeNEWit, a Maryland sustainability company focused on building more sustainable communities through energy efficiency and the conservation of natural resources.
Simply put, Jason and his team want to make the world a better, more livable place. A huge mission, to be sure, but greenNEWit is already well on its way.
The company provides energy and water saving upgrades that help residents and businesses save money on their energy bills and reduce the carbon footprint. As comprehensive energy consultants, they provide energy audits to owners and renters in the state of Maryland and deliver quick home energy check-ups to multi-family properties and single family homes. In addition, they help commercial properties across the nation prioritize which properties in their portfolio are best to retrofit based on available incentives and building needs.
Through these services, greeNEWit has provided energy upgrades to more than 30,000 residences in the state of Maryland.
And that’s not all. Recognized as the 2012 Maryland Green Entrepreneur of the Year, Jason is also devoted to developing social programs with an environmental focus. Some of his endeavors include co-creating the first solar powered music festival in 2008, co-starting the OUR Schools Program to teach energy education free in public schools and establishing the Baltimore franchise of AArrow Advertising in 2009.
Jason was recently recognized at the White House as well as by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for his philanthropic work at greeNEWit.
This Thursday at 3 PM Eastern is your chance to talk to Jason about what it really means to “go green,” how to build a business from the ground up, advice for making strategic partnerships, and how you can grow your own business through loyal client referrals during our hour-long #StartupLab live chat, presented by Citi.