Next Step Living Named to TiE Silicon Valley’s “2014 Global Hot Technology Start-Up Watch List”

Whole-Home Energy Leader Recognized as One of Hottest Tech Start-Ups

May 15, 2014 — 
Boston — 

Next Step Living®, New England’s leading provider of whole-home energy solutions, today announced that it has been named to the TiE Silicon Valley’s prestigious TiE50 “2014 Global Hot Technology Start-up Watch List.” TiE is one of the most influential global networking organizations, working with successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and executives in more than 60 chapters in 17 countries. 

 “Being named one of the hottest tech start-ups by TiE is really an honor,” said Geoff Chapin, founder and CEO of Next Step Living. “As we work to make home energy efficiency and renewable energy easily accessible and affordable to as many people as possible, we incorporate a blend of technology, data, deep subject-matter expertise and a commitment to great customer service.”

The company has served almost 75,000 households with energy-efficiency services ranging from home energy evaluations and weatherization to the latest in heating and cooling solutions. Last week, Next Step Living expanded its solar-power offerings with community solar, a new approach to renewable energy that makes solar power available to apartment dwellers, renters and homeowners whose roofs aren’t suitable for rooftop systems.  

“In the six short years since inception, the TiE 50 program has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide for this recognition,” said Venktesh Shukla, president of TiE, Silicon Valley. “It is unique in terms of rigor of selection and the broad scope of companies that it reviews for this award and is one of TiE Silicon Valley’s most successful programs.”

Earlier this spring, Next Step Living ranked first as the fastest-growing private company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.

About Next Step Living

Next Step Living is a leading provider of energy solutions in the Northeast. With its cornerstone top-to-bottom home energy assessment to identify ways to save money and energy, Next Step Living and its expanding portfolio of energy-saving solutions make it easy to take immediate action towards living more sustainably, affordably and comfortably. Headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District, the award-winning Next Step Living team is at the forefront of a more sustainable future. Please visit for more information.  


Jean Sexton