• Message From the CEO

Sustainability: An Apex Core Value

Sustainability is more than what we do. It is an ethos that defines who we are.

Mark Goodwin
President and CEO
Apex team members regularly bike before work across the rolling landscape of Central Virginia.

Apex team members regularly bike before work across the rolling landscape of Central Virginia.

Beyond our work to accelerate the shift to clean energy, it is critical for us to act and lead on sustainability. To a certain degree, this core value is integral
to everything Apex does as a mission-driven company.

But truly paving the way requires us to think above and beyond our business model and vigorously pursue sustainability in every regard. Just as we are helping shape the future of electricity generation across the entire United States, we are acting with great intention here in our home city of Charlottesville.

We began with low-hanging fruit, such as switching from incandescent lights to LEDs, which resulted in an accompanying energy reduction for lighting of 50% year over year. But our sights are set much higher, embodied in the design of our new headquarters, which will break ground later this spring and open in 2019.

Our company engages in local partnerships that positively impact our hometown as well as the communities across the country where we work.

Our company engages in local partnerships that positively impact our hometown as well as the communities across the country where we work.

Kenton Rowe

The building, previewed here in Accelerate, will go beyond energy-neutral to energy-positive, leveraging both solar generation and efficient architectural
design and materials. It will feature communications resources to minimize unnecessary staff airline travel and seek local sourcing of products and services whenever possible.

We’re also extending sustainability outside the workplace, most significantly through our DriveElectric program, Solar Power Incentive program for residences, and Parking Cash Out program to incentivize alternative commuting. Beyond our focus on carbon, Apex has prioritized leading through social and governance programs that bring out the best in our workforce and our community.

Apex is a proud supporter of the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville.

Apex is a proud supporter of the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville.

Jackson Smith

From providing the resources for our Gulf Coast team to lend support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to volunteering leadership and service to dozens of nonprofits across our region, Apexers are making a significant impact in the lives of those around us.

When it comes to our core business, Apex is also rising above on the projects that matter most.

In South Dakota, we’re partnering with six tribes of the Sioux Nation to develop Ta’teh Topah and Pass Creek Wind, projects that will bring jobs and long-term economic prosperity to future generations of this rich sovereign culture.

Closer to home in Virginia, we’re working with the Boy Scouts to develop Pinewood Wind, which will help conserve the largest council-owned scout camp in the country and teach the next generation of scouts about the benefits of renewable energy.

As we look to the years ahead, it’s hard to deny the need for a growing emphasis on sustainability. We anticipate more and more corporates and utilities
searching for partners that mirror their values, and we set ourselves apart from the pack by practicing our values in every aspect of
the business.

Sustainability is more than what we do. It is an ethos that defines who we are.

Mark Goodwin
President and CEO

Mark leads the Apex team and the execution of corporate strategy. Since Apex’s founding, Mark has built a team of more than 200 professionals focused on creating customized clean energy solutions for businesses, government, utilities, and others.

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