Next Step Living™ Named to the 2013 Global Cleantech 100: List Honors Top Private Companies in Clean Technology Worldwide

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Next Step Living™, the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions, has been selected for the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, a select roster of private clean-technology companies from around the world that are poised to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years. The Cleantech Group, a global cleantech market intelligence firm, announced the list this evening at its Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C.

The 2013 Global Cleantech 100 is a select roster of private clean-technology companies from around the world that are poised to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years.
Since 2008, Next Step Living has helped more than 50,000 households cut their collective annual carbon dioxide production by more than 44,000 metric tons.

Next Step Living™, the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions, has been selected for the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, a select roster of private clean-technology companies from around the world that are poised to make the most significant market impact over the next five to 10 years. The Cleantech Group, a global cleantech market intelligence firm, announced the list this evening at its Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C.

To qualify for the Global Cleantech 100 list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not on any major stock exchange. This year, 5,864 companies in 60 countries were nominated, from which a shortlist of 300 companies was chosen. An expert panel of 90 judges selected the final 100 winners, representing 18 countries. Fifty-six of the winners are in the United States; only six are in Massachusetts.

“We are at the stage of the cycle where service-based businesses are flourishing, and this trend is well-represented in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100. Of further note, many of these companies are more consumer-oriented than B2B,” said Richard Youngman, managing director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group.

Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District and with an office in New Haven, Conn., Next Step Living is a true success story. It was recently ranked number 84 on the prestigious 2013 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States and was a finalist for the 2013 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Since 2008, the company has helped more than 50,000 households cut their collective annual carbon dioxide production by more than 44,000 metric tons. This is equivalent to taking 9,160 fossil fuel-burning cars off New England roadways.1

“Consumer interest in our home energy solutions has grown explosively, which has allowed us to make a strong environmental and business impact in Massachusetts and in Connecticut, where we opened our second office earlier this year,” said Geoff Chapin, CEO and founder of Next Step Living. The company has grown from four employees in 2008 to more than 700 today and continues to recruit heavily for new team members in customer care, community outreach, sales and marketing.

About Next Step Living, Inc.
One of the fastest growing companies in the United States, Next Step Living™ is the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, Next Step Living makes it easy and affordable for people to live in homes with a low environmental impact. A one-stop service provider for informed advice, funding guidance and expert work, Next Step Living partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations and leading corporations to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for better living. Since 2008, Next Step Living has helped New England homeowners achieve almost $10 million in energy savings, which is expected to grow to $55 million in the next five years. Next Step Living makes our world better. Please visit NextStepLiving.com for more information.

About Cleantech Group    
Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The company’s i3 platform allows subscribers to discover companies and explore cleantech trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The company’s advisory services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at http://www.cleantech.com.

1 “Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, accessed October 7, 2013, http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html.

TRADEMARK: Next Step Living is a registered trademark of Next Step Living, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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