About

Energy and water efficiency is hands-down one of the best investments homeowners, renters, and small business owners can make. Many times efficiency improvements will pay for themselves in less than a year with the energy and water savings they’ll create, while also reducing global carbon emissions to make the world more sustainable. This site is all about helping you (and the world) get there. We train people to green their own homes and small businesses, and to start efficiency related companies.

Our company

Our founder and CEO, Scott Cooney, a five time eco-entrepreneur and author of Build a Green Small Business (McGraw-Hill)

Home Efficiency is a part of a multi-tier sustainability focused company. In addition to this site, it includes:

  • Pono Home, a home efficiency company that has performed services in more than 13,000¬† homes and small businesses, saving customers more than $3.5 million a year on their utility bills. The company’s work has reduced more than 300 million gallons of wasted water per year, along with more than 15 million pounds of carbon pollution (CO2 equivalents).
  • The world’s most well read and respected clean energy news website CleanTechnica, which regularly garners more than 8 million page views per month.
  • Pono Home Essentials, a zero waste, locally made, organic personal care and cleaning product line. It’s the milk-man model – the company buys back its bottles and tins, cleaning and refilling them for the next customer. Customers can subscribe to a regular box, delivered to their home, with free return shipping to ensure they can break free of single use plastic bottles.

The company’s founder and CEO is Scott Cooney (pictured). Scott’s been there and done it–he doesn’t just talk the talk. He’s personally gotten on ladders, hands/knees, under/behind appliances, and deep into the guts of homes big and small, rich and not-so-rich. He’s personally greened over 3,000 homes, hired and trained more than a dozen technicians to do services, and built the IT infrastructure, contracts, sales platforms, and reporting mechanisms that support it all. All he wants to do is save the world. And it starts with helping you green your home.

See Scott’s bio here, and find Scott on LinkedIn to learn more.