GreenBox Inc., based in central Kentucky, is owned by Gwen Riley and has been in operation since 2010. Gwen employs 20 people, including Matt Woolwine, a longtime home comfort advisor who is Building Performance Institute certified and David Masters, a veteran home comfort advisor and residential inspector. All three believe that residential energy efficiency is best achieved through a whole house approach and not just by focusing on heating and air and windows.
GreenBox first learned of the How$martKY™ program through Bill Blair, MACED’s How$martKY data manager and energy auditor. GreenBox Inc. operates in much of the same territory as Jackson Energy, a participating rural electric cooperative. GreenBox has completed three How$martKY projects in the area.
For GreenBox, the How$martKY program is a perfect fit. The program brings motivated clients to them. It provides GreenBox with a specific scope of work based on carefully calibrated energy use figures. What’s more, How$martKY handles all of the financial transactions necessary to complete the projects. GreenBox simply does the work and, upon being tested out for quality assurance, receives payment from the relevant rural electric coop.
With all the upfront marketing and client identification done by How$martKY, at no cost to GreenBox, Gwen’s team can focus on completing the insulation, air-sealing and heating and air and ventilation improvements mentioned in the How$martKY energy conservation plan. At the same time, GreenBox can build a solid reputation in the residential energy efficiency field.
As Gwen describes it, “How$martKY levels the playing field for all income level homeowners who want to do energy saving work on their homes because there’s no credit check and personal loan involved.”
For more information about GreenBox, go to: www.greenboxair.com
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