David Pollack: energy entrepreneur

After graduating from Missouri S&T, David Pollack soon realized that looking for jobs wasn’t really his thing. He was more interested, as it turns out, in employing himself.

David Pollack

David Pollack. (Photo by B.A. Rupert)

Pollack, ME’08, came up with a business plan and started Cornerstone Energy Solutions in Rolla. Cornerstone, which is already starting to turn a profit, performs energy audits and trains energy auditors and weatherization technicians.
Now, not only does Pollack have a good “green” job — he’s also in a position to employ others.

“My company is designed to help our clients discover energy-conserving steps and put them into practice.”

“My company is designed to help our clients discover energy-conserving steps and put them into practice,” Pollack says.
Cornerstone does comprehensive energy audits of households and provides recommendations to homeowners about insulation, air circulation and safety concerns. Pollack’s company then helps homeowners take advantage of rebates that are available for making energy-saving improvements.
The company offers training classes around the state for individuals, contractors and others. Those who complete the training can be certified as energy auditors. In this way, more and more people will be qualified to help conserve finite resources, says Pollack, who grew up listening to his father talk about energy concerns.

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