When you green your home, you win: lower utility bills, more independence from the grid, and it’s healthier to boot. But you’re not the only one who wins–this is the fundamental crux of what Pono Home is. By greening your home, you help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are disrupting ecosystems globally and causing people to flee their homelands after prolonged periods of drought, catastrophic flooding events or other major climate disasters. We’re also creating green collar jobs, and green business ownership opportunities for franchisees. It’s a virtuous cycle, and we are grateful to you for being a part of it.
Our mission is to make sustainable living accessible, easy, affordable, and convenient for all.
Our vision is to spread the ideal of “Living Pono”: treating others and the environment with respect. We envision sustainability champions around the globe helping their communities become resilient, self-reliant, and sustainable, one business, home, and family at a time. We see a Pono Home as a healthier, greener, and more comfortable place to live that is good for you, your neighbors, and the planet.
In 2013, our founder Scott Cooney was running a different startup, Important Media, one of the world’s largest sustainability media companies (currently with over 4 million page views monthly). One of the blogs in the Important Media network was Green Living Ideas, which showed people how to live greener, happier, and healthier lives with lower impact on those around us. Between GLI and Scott’s background in green startups (he authored Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur, a McGraw-Hill book), an idea was formed–to create a turnkey, franchise business that would allow sustainability champions to own their own companies wherever they were, greening homes and lives, making a difference in their communities and globally, while also earning a living.
Pono Home began greening homes in earnest in 2014, and was selected for the Go To Market track of the Elemental Excelerator (then called the Energy Excelerator), one of the world’s largest clean tech incubators. The rest, as they say, was anything but history, but this little startup survived its early tumultuous years and now has greened almost 6,000 homes across 5 Hawaiian islands.
Do it! You’ll save money and your lights will be brighter. Your shower head will be better!
We are very happy with Anthony, he was courteous and friendly. He explained the products and worked quickly throughout our house. Everyone should welcome this program because it was very easy.
Pono Home has our highest recommendation for teaching about energy and water efficiency and showing tips and tricks to reduce waste of both. Scott visited today and we were immensely impressed with his friendly professionalism and thorough knowledge to help us become energy efficient. I cannot recommend Pono Home enough; they are simply amazing and I am so happy with the service they provide!
Pono Home is a no-brainer. It simply and affordably targets the mass market where other clean energy technologies cannot go. Home owners and renters see instant savings in utility costs without major lifestyle changes with the ROI under 6 months in most markets. More importantly Pono Home acts without the complication and expenses of windmills and PV. Scott and his team have kept strict focus maintaining a simple, effective, green, and profitable business model that has endless franchise opportunities. It is one of those ideas where you think- Why didnt I think of that?
After watching the Pono Home service, I am now a lot more aware of where my electricity is being used unnecessarily. Both at work and at home, now, we can start saving money and energy right away. Thank you…very much, Pono Home!
For the challenges that face the world today: an energy crisis, a climate crisis, and socioeconomic crises, Pono Home delivers a home run.
I was impressed by the many tips and insights that Pono Home had to offer for “greening” my condo. It was a friendly and productive consultation that comes with practical advice for improving your health and cutting costs. It’s amazing how much money you can save just by installing high efficiency shower heads and cleaning the refrigerator coils and dryer vents. A valuable service.
This is a wonderful option. I have been telling everyone about this service. I absolutely love my new showerhead, my A/C is much cooler…The guys were incredibly nice and knowledgeable!
Sarah, my technician, went above and beyond. She was courteous, kind, and very knowledgeable. She explained everything to me, told me ways to be more energy efficient and green tips, changed out the faucets and shower heads as well as checked various other things throughout the house. I would recommend everyone here to schedule an appointment…
I would highly recommend this to everyone who has an interest in living healthier and saving money. I have a solid understanding of practical ways to reduce my energy use (a Ph.D. in engineering and a faculty position researching renewable energy), but I was completely impressed with the depth of thought that Pono Home went through the major areas of my home with. I’m extremely happy with the lower energy costs I will be incurring from now on along with the reduction in carcinogenic chemicals in my home. We made a series of small changes and recommendations which will save me money immediately, which is highly impressive considering my low energy consumption lifestyle and the fact that I’m a one person household. Even with my meager electric bill, I calculated that the money I’ll be saving will pay for the Pono Home service in 2-3 months, and afterwards, it’s just money in my pocket. The savings for bigger homes and families I bet would be far greater.
Thanks so much for checking our home, educating us and giving us new habits to work on. We have been making progress by making changes in our water consumption and using less hot water, turning off lights regularly and I am experimenting by using cold water with our wash loads. Pono Home rocks and is an awesome service!
The Pono Home team of employees have been very professional and I highly recommend them and encourage other AOAO’s to take advantage of this excellent program. As one owner who was looking over the flyer about the Energy Smart 4 Homes program said, ‘You would have to be stupid not to do this’.
Jennifer did an amazing job of assessing my home and making it more energy efficient. It was a great experience!
Frankly, this might be the best deal on the island. Everyone should look into having Pono Home do a service. You will earn back the cost (already very reasonable) pretty quickly with a lower utility bill. Can’t recommend this company more highly.