NSL is designed as a one-stop resource for informed advice, expert workmanship and guidance about available incentives and rebates, and partners with more than 400 municipalities, civic organizations and leading corporations to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions, including:
- Home energy evaluations
- Weatherization work (air sealing and insulation)
- Roofing and windows
- Heating and cooling (ductless mini splits, HVAC systems)
- Solar panel installation
Earlier in 2014, Next Step Living decided to take their corporate mission one step further and set up " Next Step Giving," a program that supports nonprofit organizations like Saha Global, their first partner.
With NSL's support, Saha Global is bringing solar power to Sub-Saharan Africa -- to the communities they already know well and have helped to kickstart clean water businesses. By empowering local entrepreneurs to run their own water and solar businesses, and monitoring their success over time, Saha now has a 100% track record for each water and solar business they've helped local entrpereneurs to set up.
The one-two punch of an impact-interested US corporation partnering with a highly-capable nonprofit abroad strikes me as a model that could be replicated many times over in other parts of the world suffering from energy poverty. What other large corporations would be interested in becoming the TOMS shoes of renewables in communities abroad?