A Family Business
Green Energy Options (GEO) is a family-owned business operated by Pablo Fleishmann and his wife Valerie Piedmont. Pablo, Valerie and their environmentally conscious staff/partners are committed to helping the community implement cost-saving and energy-efficient heating solutions to reduce the impact on the environment and global climate change.
“Green Energy Options allows me to do something personally meaningful, while making a difference in the world. The time is right and people are seeing how they can be part of the solution.” (Pablo)
A Bit Of History
Pablo Fleischmann was twenty-two years old when he moved to New Hampshire to live with his wife, Valerie Piedmont, in the “backwoods” cabin she had built from scratch. Together they continued to design and expand what is now their family’s four-bedroom, off-the-grid home and bustling bed and breakfast. “In the old days we hauled water, cooked on a woodstove and read by candlelight in our non-electric home. It was a great way to raise children,” says Valerie. “Little by little we upgraded; we purchased a gas stove, a gas refrigerator and started buying components for a solar-electric (photovoltaic; PV) system. On Labor Day of 1989, we hooked up our first light bulb. Our house now supports the various and many needs of hundreds of guests each year, curious to experience the peace and joys of off-grid living.“
By opening Green Energy Options, Pablo found a way to blend all of his talents and experiences into a rewarding career. “Green Energy Options allows me to do something personally meaningful, while making a difference in the world. The time is right and people are seeing how they can be part of the solution.” We help customers make energy efficient choices while saving money at the same time.
In 2015 GEO partnered with The American Lung Association to improve the quality of air in Keene by participating in the Woodstove Changeout Program.Nearly 150 inefficient woodstoves in our community have been replaced by EPA Certified high-efficiency woodstoves. Each replaced stove represents a decrease in particulate emissions. This means that people are breathing cleaner air.
GEO partners with The Sustainability Project, a non-profit educational organization founded in 2000. The Sustainability Project promotes a love of nature, environmental stewardship and caring communities living in harmony with nature. This partnership blends technology and humanism to solve the social and environmental problems of our times. For more information about The Sustainablity Project, visit www.emersonbrookforest.org
B Corp Certification
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
The Green Energy Options B Impact Report can be accessed here: