CNBC’s Jane Wells interviewed me for the PowerLunch program.
Winner: NWP Services Corporation
NWP is a company that helps apartment buildings lower their utility costs. Most California apartment tenants have no idea how much water they’re using, since more apartments aren’t individually metered. NWP is installing meters in new construction, including the Westgate apartment building in Pasadena, owned by Sam Zell’s Equity Residential (the company was an early investor in NWP). “About 15 percent of our business is in California,” said NWP CEO Ron Reed. “It’s one of our largest markets in the country.”