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ReVision Energy in Bedford follows its mission

By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent

September 13. 2017 11:54PM
Heather Iworsky of ReVision Energy speaks Wednesday at the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechWomen Power Breakfast at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/Union Leader Correspondent)

BEDFORD — ReVision Energy is one of a handful of New Hampshire businesses to earn a Certified B Corp. designation, meaning it is dedicated to finding better ways to conduct business.

“We are not here to please our shareholders — we are here to follow our mission,” said Heather Iworsky, branch manager at ReVision Energy.

Speaking at the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechWomen Power Breakfast on Wednesday, Iworsky highlighted the uniqueness of being labeled a Certified B Corp.

“Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement of people using business as a force for good,” she said.

At ReVision Energy, the company is attempting to transition New Hampshire to a 100 percent renewable energy model, Iworsky said.

Using biofuel for its trucks, converting to LED lighting, utilizing electric vehicles and composting and recycling at all company locations are just a few of the ways ReVision Energy is hoping to promote self-sufficiency, she said.

ReVision Energy is one of five Certified B Corporations in New Hampshire, along with W.S. Badger Co., Homefree, Pete and Gerry’s Organics and Stonyfield Farm.

As part of its certification, the company aims to meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance and accountability while trying to solve social and environmental problems, she said.

“Solar does work,” said Iworsky, adding ReVision Energy is not only installing solar energy systems, but is also focusing on wind and water as renewable technologies advance.

“If we do this right, by 2025 we can be 100 percent renewable energy powered,” she said of New Hampshire.

ReVision Energy has locations in Brentwood and Concord, as well as sites in Massachusetts and Maine. It employs nearly 200 people, with about 70 of those workers in New Hampshire.

“Our mission is to transition northern New England to a clean, solar energy powered economy while creating positive change,” said Iworsky, adding it should be easy, affordable and maintainable for individuals and businesses to transition off oil and natural gas.

Using solar, families can heat and cool their homes, charge electric vehicles and heat their hot water — all without relying on fossil fuel, she said.

“At the end of the day, we want to know that we did something positive for the world,” said Iworsky.

ReVision Energy has its own thermal division and LED lighting division that expand beyond solar projects, she added.

“In today’s world, with success often defined by finances, looking to Certified B Corporations can help provide a different standard of success, characterized by greater transparency, employee engagement, accountability and performance,” Candice Benson, chairman of the TechWomen/TechGirls Committee, said in a statement.

khoughton@newstote.com


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