About Her Business & Career: Kathy Hannun is the founder and CEO of Dandelion Energy, a renewable energy company aiming to eliminate the need for oil, propane and natural gas to heat our buildings. Hannun, who is ardently committed to sustainability, is tackling the problem that too often goes undiscussed—that roughly one third of greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the way we heat our buildings. By incorporating geothermal heat pumps that are completely emission free, Dandelion Energy is looking to popularize a sustainable and affordable way to heat your home.
Why She Made the Worthy 100: Finding ways to live more sustainably can be a daunting task, and, at times, it might seem impossible to feel like we are making an impact. However, companies like Dandelion Energy, which are committed to making it possible for the average consumer to do their part to limit greenhouse gas emissions, bring hope to the mission of climate change. By eliminating the need to purchase harmful fuels to heat and cool your home, Dandelion Energy is providing sustainable investment that will save their customers money and reduce emissions generated by homes by over 70 percent. Through their virtual onboarding process and site inspection, Dandelion has created a safe and affordable way for their customers to do their part to fight climate change while saving money at the same time.
Year Founded: 2017
Headquarters: New York, N.Y.