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THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE CLEAN FIGHT:
MASS MARKET BUILDINGS EDITION
Our second cohort of nine companies is focused on high impact, easy-to-adopt solutions tackling the deep decarbonization of non-luxury buildings through electrification, advanced efficiency, demand flexibility and resilience. By focusing on mass market buildings, these companies are staged to generate equitable climate impacts, while providing health, comfort, and savings benefits to the frontline and underserved communities most impacted by the climate crisis.
Australian company Allume Energy has the world’s only behind-the-meter hardware designed to enable multi-family homes to share solar from a single rooftop system with anyone in the building who wants access. This allows underserved segments to receive the financial and environmental benefits of solar for the first time.
Toronto-based SWTCH Energy provides electric vehicle charging-as-a-service and DER integration for multi-family buildings, reducing financial barriers and enabling more equitable access to charging. SWTCH understands the unique needs of multi-family buildings, offering features such as advance and on-demand reservations and loitering prevention to effectively manage communal charging.
Urban Electric Power, based in Pearl River, NY, has created a rechargeable battery energy storage system using zinc manganese-dioxide, making it exceptionally safe and ideal for use in buildings in dense urban settings. Delivering power resiliency and demand management via their modular solution allows it to scale from residential to commercial to grid-scale applications.
San Francisco based Flair is an IoT-building company transforming traditional HVAC in single and multifamily homes using grid-interactive controls and vents. Their innovative yet easy-to-use solution increases comfort, reduces energy usage and critically, enables the path to hybrid and full electrification of homes.
Based in Virginia, Pearl Certification is a proprietary certification and marketplace platform that incentivizes homeowners to make efficiency, renewable energy and resilience upgrades based on the proven increase to home value that comes with their certification. Pearl also makes it easy by connecting homeowners with their certified contractors to undertake and document the improvements.
NYC’s Runwise is a low-cost, fast-to-install monitoring and control platform using inside temperatures, weather predictions and machine learning to remotely and seamlessly adjust a building’s heating system on command, improving comfort, while reducing costs and carbon output. On average, Runwise pays for itself in less than 9 months and guarantees that they only make money if you do too.
Ohio based Aeroseal’s next-generation sealant injects micro-particles into duct and wall leaks as small as a human hair, to eliminate drafts in homes and offices. Solving air leakage not only reduces one of the largest causes of energy waste in buildings, but delivers comfort, healthier air, improved HVAC performance and lower energy bills.
CleanFiber, based in Buffalo, NY, is a high-performance cellulose insulation made from recycled cardboard, providing superior performance at a lower cost. A carbon negative solution, it eliminates emissions by improving efficiency, reducing the energy required to produce insulation and by directly sequestering carbon.
Portland, OR company Indow makes custom window inserts that simply press inside existing frames, making installation a breeze. They not only decrease the massive energy loss from windows, but reduce noise at a fraction of the often-prohibitive cost of window replacement.