Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays at Opower. Here at our Arlington headquarters, we’re reflecting on the environmental visionaries whose names mark our conference rooms — from Edward Abbey, to Rachel Carson, to Teddy Roosevelt. And around the world, we’re taking stock of our progress as a company, and refocusing on the mission that inspired Opower’s founding: to help everyone on Earth save energy.
Opower was founded on the premise that a company can aspire toward something more than money. It’s what we call being “double bottom line” — that in addition to achieving our financial outcomes, we hold ourselves equally accountable to achieving environmental outcomes. It’s what drew a lot of us here in the first place, and it’s what inspires us in every department — from software engineering to market development — to keep reaching even higher, and pushing forward, together.
So today, we’re also reflecting on what we’ve accomplished as the Opower team. Alongside more than 90 utilities in 8 countries, we’ve helped millions of people save a lot of energy in a short amount of time. This is how we’re putting it into perspective.