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Green Irene

11 E. 47th St., Ste. 601, New York, NY 10017 40.756 -73.977
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-706-7310 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Appliances/Fixtures, Lighting

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Official Website

greenirene.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Home

  • Appliances/Fixtures
  • Lighting

Special Features

  • Personal Shoppers
  • Delivery

Profile

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This environmentally friendly household-goods supplier operates primarily through a national team of "eco-consultants," part-time salespeople who sell low-flow showerheads, CFL lightbulbs, and home-composting systems to local friends and neighbors. The 50 consultants in 18 states have paid a fee to Green Irene and taken an online training course in how to conduct $99 "green home makeovers,” recommending appropriate sustainable alternatives to their clients. A married couple launched the company in 2007 after trying to reduce their impact on the environment during the renovation of their home. Today they operate a small midtown office that serves as a warehouse from which to ship goods to consultants, who pass them along to consumers. Consumers can also order products through the company’s website without signing up for a makeover, but they’re still required to select a local consultant listed on the site, giving that consultant the opportunity to e-mail recommendations and offer support—free of charge.

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