Next Step Living® and the Sierra Club Join Forces to Help Homeowners Cut Energy Costs

New Alliance Helps Massachusetts Sierra Club Community Reduce Its Carbon Footprint and Stay Warm During the Winter

November 5, 2013 — 
Boston, MA — 

 Next Step Living ®, the leading provider of whole-home energy solutions, and the Massachusetts Sierra Club, the state chapter of the nation’s largest, grass roots environmental organization, are pleased to announce their new alliance to make residential energy efficiency more widespread. Working together, the two organizations will help Massachusetts Sierra Club members and supporters shrink the carbon footprint of their homes, save money on their utility bills and live more comfortably during New England’s harsh winters and hot summers.

"We share many goals with the Massachusetts Sierra Club. At the top of the list is reducing carbon emissions through increased residential energy efficiency,” said Gabe Shapiro, vice president of outreach at Next Step Living. “Our collaboration in educating the Sierra Club community about how easy it is to live more sustainably is a win-win for both organizations and most important, for homeowners, communities and the environment.” 

Two Organizations, One Goal.

Since 2008, Next Step Living has helped more than 50,000 households cut their collective annual carbon dioxide reduction by more than 18,000 metric tons. This is equivalent to taking 3,750 fossil fuel-burning cars off New England roadways.1 The Massachusetts Sierra Club has a 40-year legacy of protecting and preserving the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaigns.

“This is an opportunity for our members and supporters to apply their passion for the environment directly to their living space,” said Ryan Black, chapter director of the Massachusetts Sierra Club. “A large percentage of greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels, including the oil, natural gas, and coal used to heat, cool and provide electricity to homes. So the opportunity to reduce their personal contribution to global warming while enhancing the comfort of their homes will be very attractive to the Sierra Club community.”

Sierra Club members and supporters in Massachusetts interested in taking a step towards home energy efficiency should visit NextStepLiving.com/partners/SierraClubMass or call 866-867-8729 to schedule a no-cost in-home evaluation of the various facets of a house that make it energy efficient – or inefficient. It takes just a few hours and results in a recommended action plan that frequently includes some improvements that a Next Step Living energy advisor can implement on the spot. For every homeowner who participates, Next Step Living will make a contribution to the Massachusetts Sierra Club.

1 “Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, accessed August 8, 2013, www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html.

About Next Step Living

One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, 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 of informed advice, funding guidance and expert work, Next Step Living partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations, leading corporations and utility companies to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for better living. Since 2008, Next Step Living has helped New England homeowners achieve more than $23 million in energy savings, which is expected to grow to more than $118 million in the next five years. Next Step Living makes our world better. Please visit NextStepLiving.com for more information.

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation and to reduce green house gases and combat climate change. For more information, visit sierraclubmass.org.

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