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Driving a Zero
Emission
Future

At Mission Zero, we empower households to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, achieving lower emissions and increased savings. Through personalized guidance and innovative solutions, we’re committed to a brighter, greener future for all.

At Mission Zero, we empower households to transition to renewable energy, reducing emissions and increasing savings for a greener future.

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The Vision

Our Mission

Empower your sustainable home transition

At Mission Zero, our mission is to empower every household to achieve energy independence and financial savings by switching to sustainable, clean-energy home solutions. We provide comprehensive resources and expert guidance on cost-effective electrification, alongside insights into incentives that make transitioning seamless and straight-forward.

Our Values

Committing today for a better tomorrow

Mission Zero is driven by the belief that the best time to build a sustainable future is now. Our experts, alongside our strategic partners, spearhead initiatives that educate, inspire, and facilitate the transition to a zero-emission lifestyle. By harnessing innovative technologies and promoting sustainable practices, we are setting the stage for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

Climate education for Homeowners;
Climate education for Students

Meet The Team

Our team is made up of motivated, compassionate leaders with one goal in mind: empower individuals to understand how their energy choices impact the future.

“Thanks to Mission Zero, for the first time in a long time, I feel that our future is bright.”

Shelly DillerStudent Intern
Founder & Executive Director

Scott King

Executive Director Mission Zero Foundation, Electrical Engineer (CU Boulder), Successful Tech Entrepreneur

// Father, Husband, Engineer, Entrepreneur

Background

Scott has a deep connection with the Colorado mountains, where he often spends his time. His academic and professional journey began at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned an athletic scholarship and majored in Electrical Engineering. Scott’s extensive career in technology kicked off at HP, where he spent 15 years in the Test and Measurement Division. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to his first startup experience at Tellsoft Technologies in Colorado Springs. Alongside his brother Dan, Scott co-founded ReadyTalk, a communications startup, which they led to success and eventually sold to PGI in 2017. After a brief retirement, Scott’s passion for environmental sustainability inspired him to start a nonprofit, Mission Zero, and create the Climate Action Fund at CU Boulder. He is dedicated to educating future leaders on climate science, equipping them to address the ongoing climate crisis effectively.

Accomplishments

During his university years, Scott was an active member of the CU cross country team and served as president of IEEE, organizing the first ever Student Professional Awareness Conference for engineering students. His professional excellence was recognized at HP, where he earned multiple sales and management awards, including the prestigious President’s Club in 1991. Scott’s entrepreneurial venture, ReadyTalk, garnered significant accolades, being consistently ranked on “Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500” and “Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America” for five consecutive years. It was also celebrated as one of the top companies to work for in Colorado and won the title of Best Company to Work for from Outside Magazine in 2012. In 2008, the entrepreneurial achievements of Scott and Dan were acknowledged when they were named the Rocky Mountain Region Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst and Young, subsequently being inducted into the E&Y Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Chief of Operations & Senior Energy Advisor

Paul Grignon

Construction Science - MBA, Residential Solar - Energy Storage, Home Energy Modeling - NABCEP PV Installation Professional

Husband, Father, Mountain Biker

Paul started out his career in oil and gas construction including Interstate Pipeline and Offshore Oil Rig installations and saw first hand the devastating and extraordinary lengths our society goes to generate energy.  Convinced there is a better way, Paul transitioned into the solar industry and has found a passion for helping people change their lives with renewable energy.

Paul has served in various roles  in construction and solar, including framer, trim carpenter, Solar  Installer, Solar Service Technician, Site Survey/Design, Sales, Project Manager and Director of Construction.

Paul’s all around experience and knowledge base brings expertise as a Senior Energy Advisor and Chief of Operations.

Paul and his family are rebuilding their lives in Boulder CO after the devastating Marshall Fire took their first home in December 2021.  The impacts of climate change are here and its time to act now to lessen the suffering brought on by man-made emissions.

MBA – Business Administration

NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Installer since 2018

Co Founder, Partner

Andrew King

Bachelors in Computer Science & Minor in Applied Math CU Boulder

Andrew works with Mission Zero behind the scenes, helping with technical and website functionality and development.  When Andrew is not on the ski slopes or on his mountain bike, he is typically diving in to learning a new skill or working to refine our approach and online appearance.

Creative Director, Partner

Damon Carlstrom

Digital designer and developer, Creative technologist, Advertising graduate

// Designer, Technologist, Traveller

Background

Damon started his career in various creative and design roles within the advertising world, laying a strong foundation in executing digital ad campaigns. Over the past decade, he has honed his skills in product and UX design, where he created solutions at various major companies, such as Panasonic, Halliburton, and NASA. His work in these roles involved pioneering connected vehicle platforms and advancing IoT products, blending cutting-edge technology with user-centered design principles.

Amidst his professional endeavors, Damon has also cultivated a passion for exploring the globe and immersing himself in different cultures, which continually influences his perspective on design and innovation. Recently, he’s ventured into the realm of AI, using these dynamic tools to push the boundaries of what’s possible in digital and environmental storytelling.

At Mission Zero, Damon strives to create and shape visual communications that embody and advance the organization’s vision of a zero-emission future. Driven by a personal commitment to environmental advocacy, he finds fulfillment in using his design skills to inspire and mobilize communities toward sustainable practices.

Partnerships

Mission Zero partners with Progreen Solar for PV and Battery Installations, including Solar Edge, Enphase, and Tesla Products. Mission Zero Energy Advisors work with homeowners to identify HVAC and other potential upgrades, and provides guidance and oversight for undergoing upgrades in a manner that best suites the clients financial and emissions goals.

ProGreen Solar

Solar Installation

Progreen Solar is a premiere installer that provides both affordable and quality solar systems for homes and businesses throughout Colorado

Tesla

Energy Storage

Tesla provides compact home batteries that stores energy generated by solar or from the grid

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We’re here to guide your home transformation

Explore our services to see how we can guide you to a sustainable, energy-efficient future.