Green Irene provides the training, tools and infrastructure to jumpstart your local business or helps provide your existing eco-consulting business with further training, infrastructure and research support necessary for your practice.
Green Irene is the industry leader when it comes to training Eco-Consultants and powering their home or business green consulting practice. We have trained over 800 Eco-Consultants since the Summer of 2008 and have incorporated feedback from hundreds of our Eco-Consultants into a new, improved Eco-Consultant training program, Version 2.0.

In addition to training, Green Irene provides you with an infrastructure to help run your business including use of our proprietary Green Home Makeover Portal, Ask Green Irene Knowledgebase and an ecommerce solution allowing you to earn higher affiliate commissions on sales of products you recommend. With the Eco-Consultant Power Package you’ll receive the necessary elements to start your business such as your E-commerce enabled website and marketing tools in addition to training.

Green Irene's online training modules allow franchisees to learn how to run a successful home and/or business sustainability consulting company. Rather than receiving training just once and then heading off to do their work, franchisees can continue to receive training help through these online modules, for a fraction of the cost of other franchises' programs.

If you have an existing eco-consulting business, let Green Irene help you “power” your practice with access to our Green Home Makeover Portal that includes checklists and a tool that allows your clients to keep track of recommendations and initiatives they undertake as well as access to our Ask Green Irene Knowledgebase. You’ll receive access to our highly regarded 30+ hour online training program.
HOME CONSULTING: You set your own home consulting prices whether it be a flat fee or an hourly rate and you keep 100% of the consulting services you provide to your clients – we simply provide you with the tools to help you provide your residential eco-consulting services.

BUSINESS CONSULTING: If you also offer eco-consulting services to businesses, you will receive additional training to implement the Green Business Bureau’s (GBB) green business certification using the GBB’s platform. Green Irene has an exclusive agreement with the Green Business Bureau so that only Green Irene Certified Eco-Consultants can sell, consult, implement and verify compliance with GBB clients in the United States. All GBB Eco-Consultants must be trained through the Green Irene GBB training program (the Business & Home Power Package).

PRODUCTS: On the product side, you earn between 10-20% commissions (and even the equivalent of 40% if you become a Green Irene Enzyme Cleaner Stocking Dealer), a much higher affiliate commission than our Green Advocates, without ever having to hold any products in inventory – all drop-ship to your clients.
TRAINING: We think our Eco-Consultant training is better than any green consultant training on the market, most of which cost $895, $1500 or more. The training is all online and is self-paced, so you can do it in a few days or stretch it over as long as you like. The training is always available to so you can return to it as often as you like to go through supplemental training modules or simply to refresh your memory. We invite you to watch the 10 minute overview on Green Irene training, which is shown in the same format as the training itself.

You can enroll with Green Irene for just $150 for the Home Power Package or $350 for the Business & Home Power Package.

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Disclaimer: This is an advertorial by Green Irene. is a neutral, 3rd party advising service for people looking to start a green business, and, well, we happen to really like Green Irene’s work.

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Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on

2 Responses to Green Irene: home and business sustainability consulting franchise

  1. Joel Libava says:

    Hi Scott,

    Nice post, but it’s not a franchise business opportunity.

    Your readers need to know that–and the differences between a bizopp and a franchise..

    The Franchise King®

  2. Peter says:

    This is a growing market from what I have seen of late, and one that should do well in years to come.

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