The startup BlocPower uses software to identify buildings that are prime candidates to receive more efficient energy systems.
That might mean installing an electric heat pump or a microgrid to make a building's power system self-sufficient. BlocPower works with commercial apartment buildings and public housing in addition to single-family homes and works to train local construction crews to install the modern systems.
The company operates in New York, Oakland, California, and Milwaukee, with plans to expand to Baltimore, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago. It has worked on 850 buildings in Brooklyn alone. Read the Entire Article
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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.