ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY STEM EDUCATION EMPLOYEE GIVING
Environment & Energy Stem Education Employee Giving
Environment & Energy
The Exelon Foundation elevates solutions to climate change
through its Climate Change Investment Initiative
The Exelon Foundation elevates solutions to climate change
through its Climate Change Investment Initiative
2c2i Program Blends Impact Objectives with an
Investment Approach
2c2i Program Blends Impact Objectives with
an Investment Approach
The Exelon Foundation selected ten start-ups as winners in the first year of its
2c2i program, launched in 2019 as a joint endeavor with Exelon Corporation.
Over 120 companies applied, and the Exelon Foundation invited 28 of them to
pitch events held in four of Exelon’s key markets – Baltimore, Chicago,
Philadelphia, and Washington DC. The Foundation will invest a total of $1 MM
in the winning start-ups, and Exelon Corporation will contribute up to $1 MM
total of in-kind services in support of the start-ups’ impact on climate change
targets in its service territory. Current applications open until 9/25.
The Exelon Foundation selected ten
start-ups as winners in the first year
of its 2c2i program, launched in 2019
as a joint endeavor with Exelon
Corporation. Over 120 companies
applied, and the Exelon Foundation
invited 28 of them to pitch events held
in four of Exelon’s key markets – Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, and
Washington DC. The Foundation will
invest a total of $1 MM in the winning
start-ups, and Exelon Corporation will contribute up to $1 MM total of in-kind
services in support of the start-ups’
impact on climate change targets
in its service territory.
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Climate Change
Impact
2c2i startups are engaging in
Exelon service territory for
impact to local climate change
action targets in the following
areas:
2c2i startups are engaging in
Exelon service territory for
impact to local climate change
action targets in the following
areas:
Mitigation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
Building Energy Efficiency Improvement
Industrial Process Energy Innovation
Renewable Energy Growth
Electrification of Transportation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
Building Energy Efficiency Improvement
Industrial Process Energy Innovation
Renewable Energy Growth
Electrification of Transportation
Resilience & Adaptation
Integrate Climate Change Effects into Planning
Enhance Flood Mitigation
Improve Stormwater Management
Respond to Increasing Temperatures
Integrate Climate Change Effects
into Planning
Enhance Flood Mitigation
Improve Stormwater Management
Respond to Increasing Temperatures

The Washington, DC-based startup designs, develops and delivers solar and battery storage solutions for affordable housing communities. Including the first resiliency center in the District installed at the Maycroft Apartments affordable housing complex in partnership with PEPCO, the company has already completed 25 installations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Amidus Resilience plans to expand to more affordable housing resiliency centers, giving residents electricity to access to critical services like refrigeration, lighting, communications (internet and cell phones), food heating, ventilation, medicine refrigeration, and charging capabilities for life-saving medical devices during power outages caused by extreme weather and other grid failures. While helping underserved communities with access to clean and resilient energy, the startup’s projects will also rely on local trades for installation jobs. Amidus Resilience will work with Exelon to identify new affordable housing communities for resiliency centers in D.C.

amidus.com

ATP-MD, LLC (ATP-MD), an African-American-owned and Maryland-based startup, uses two innovative, patented, and cost-effective processes that generate multiple environmental benefits from specially-bred crops and their resulting material, or biomass. The startup’s Vertical Bio-Crop Farms will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from large emission sources, and its crops, when planted in brownfield sites and vacant lots, will filter atmospheric pollutants, as they also remove contaminants from the soil. ATP-MD’s torrefaction process then converts biomass into a variety of environmentally-beneficial bio-products, including filler powders, which make better-performing plastics, superior animal bedding, and biochars, which improve soil productivity. The company’s field tests have proven their crops' ability to also remove excess nutrients from Chesapeake Bay watershed farmland, to help improve the health of the Bay’s ecosystem. Working with Exelon, ATP-MD plans to make a difference in Baltimore’s under-resourced communities, by creating a safer and healthier environment and creating new green manufacturing jobs, as it collaboratively advances the city’s ambitious climate and sustainability goals.

agri-techproducers.net

BlocPower is a Brooklyn based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities. BlocPower has developed a software platform for analyzing, financing, project managing and monitoring clean energy projects, allowing building owners to identify and complete energy efficiency and electrification upgrades in urban communities. These projects help lower energy bills for residents, provide good local construction and installation jobs, and reduce carbon emissions while increasing resiliency. BlocPower has completed energy projects in over 1,000 buildings in New York State and, with Exelon’s support, aims to complete thousands of similar projects in underserved communities across the country. The clean energy projects that BlocPower completes have the added benefit of helping cities and states advance their climate goals and creating jobs in vulnerable communities in need of environmental justice.

blocpower.io

With a recently opened field office location in Baltimore, minority-owned startup Dynamhex has developed a software platform leveraging complex energy consumption data that enables close collaboration among a range of city, community, and utility stakeholders to achieve local carbon-reduction goals. The Kansas City-based startup is currently partnering with the City of Baltimore to enhance implementation, execution, and progress-tracking in support of the city’s Climate Action Plan. Working with Exelon, Dynamex plans to expand the application of its platform in Baltimore and eventually to other cities within Exelon’s service territories. By facilitating enhanced modeling, communication, engagement, education, and cooperation, their powerful platform can help local jurisdictions and state achieve ambitious climate goals.

dynmhx.io

Based in Chicago, Greenprint Partners is a certified WBE/B-Corporation that reduces water pollution and flooding by working with water utilities and landowners to design, build, finance, and maintain high-impact green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) programs that reduce water pollution and flooding. Greenprint is already working with the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative seeking to more equitably disburse funds and high-impact stormwater management projects to underinvested areas. GSI improvement projects like building bioswales, rain gardens, and tree trenches–particularly in low- to moderate-income communities—provide healthier environments and local contractor jobs. Greenprint plans to work with Exelon and local government to expand its project development to communities in Chicago, Philadelphia, and eventually other cities, helping them to meet their climate and resiliency goals.

greenprintpartners.com

Philadelphia-based startup GrowFlux is a horticultural tech company that specializes in data-driven cultivation technology and offers an ecosystem of commercial-scale, wireless controls and sensors that work together to enable emerging indoor farms and automated greenhouses. GrowFlux has deployed its technology at Second Chances urban farm in Wilmington, DE, who hires formerly incarcerated people, providing training and green collar jobs to economically distressed communities. Building on the Second Chances Farm project, GrowFlux will seek to further deploy their technology for CEA farms in Philadelphia and other cities in Exelon’s service area to meet their sustainability goals. The projects will help reduce GHG emissions and water consumption, provide sustainable, locally-grown healthy food, repurpose disused commercial buildings, and provide job creation and training through agri-tech afterschool programs.

growflux.com

Based in Chicago, NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that has created a unique hybrid energy storage-air conditioner technology with the potential to reduce peak energy demand by over 50%, reduce peak energy consumption by 20%, and overall energy consumption by more than 10% over standard air conditioners, while significantly reducing GHG emissions by taking advantage of renewable energy and more efficient conventional primary energy sources. Deployment of Net Energy’s storage technology will enable small businesses to save money on energy bills while reducing emissions. The startup will initially work with Exelon to identify potential project locations in underserved communities for the storage technology in Chicago to help small businesses save money on energy bills while reducing emissions. With growth, NETenergy plans to expand into other cities, helping them to meet climate goals, expand access to energy storage, and reduce urban heat islands - often located in underserved communities – with their innovative, cost-effective cooling technology.

netenergytes.com

With offices in Baltimore and Wilmington, DE, Boston-based startup New Ecology has developed a remote monitoring and optimization (ReMO) system to improve performance of buildings with central boilers. New Ecology seeks to deploy this technology primarily to the oft-overlooked affordable, multifamily housing sector. Partnering with Exelon, New Ecology will scale the installation of ReMO by extending outreach efforts into Chicago, Philadelphia and Wilmington, thus helping each city meet sustainability goals while providing owners with superior operational insight and reduced utility costs.

newecology.com

Propagate Ventures has developed an analytics and project development platform to reduce the cost and resources needed for agroforestry, which involves the strategic addition of tree crops to farmland to ensure long term resiliency of the farm. Propagate Ventures solution contributes to the economic sustainability of rural communities through enhanced and more stable crop yields on agroforestry-based farms. In partnership with Exelon, Propagate Ventures will expand beyond current projects in the Chesapeake Bay and Pennsylvania, investing in agroforestry farmland areas surrounding one or more of the cities in Exelon’s service territory. These projects will help both urban and rural communities achieve their goals to sequester carbon, create a secure food supply, improve community health through the provision of fresh food and increase biodiversity.

propagateventures.com

Radiator Labs invented the Cozy™, a wireless, low-cost, and easily installed retrofit that drops on top of steam heat radiators, providing a solution to the chronic problem of imbalanced heat in apartment buildings by providing more even distribution. Installation throughout a building can save up to 45 percent in heating costs and reduces GHG emissions by an average of 25 percent. In partnership with Exelon, Brooklyn-based Radiator Labs plans to deploy their innovative solution in steam-heated multi-family housing units – often located in under-served areas - in Baltimore, Chicago, and Philadelphia, helping these cities to meet their ambitious climate goals and improving the health and comfort of tenants.

radiatorlabs.com
Meet the 2c2i Year One Cohort
Accepting Applications
until September 25, 2020.
Read the FAQ to learn more about the
application criteria and selection process.
Read the FAQ to learn more about
the application criteria and
selection process.
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