Sustainability at Apex

Seeking solutions beyond our core business to lower our collective environmental footprint, maintain a culture of ethics and sustainable systems thinking, and establish innovative ESG practices


construction and operations jobs created

3 million

average U.S. homes powered by Apex projects

$10+ million

in grants awarded to support community and conservation efforts

690 million

tons of CO2 displaced over the lifetime of built projects

3.8 billion

gallons of water withdrawals avoided over the lifetime of built projects

Manifesting an adaptive and resilient world will require society to revolutionize many conventional practices—not the least of which is our approach to energy. We must accelerate that transition today, and we must do so with integrity and intentionality.

—Ken Young, CEO

Our sustainability framework

Apex’s approach to sustainability focuses on three pillars: Our Planet, Our People, and Our Practice. This framework is one of continuous improvement—evolving, adapting, and pushing boundaries to further the transition to a better, more sustainable future.

Our Planet

As part of our unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Apex has taken significant strides toward understanding our impact on the planet and establishing ambitious targets around our operational practices and corporate ethos.

Enhancing conservation through the energy transition

With our core value of sus­tainability top of mind, Apex strives to not only advance the sustainability of America’s energy system as a whole, but also enhance local ecosystems and hab­itats where Apex’s projects are developed and operated. That’s why we created the Apex Conserva­tion Grant (ACG) program—a first in the industry.

Apex Plaza: Sustainable from the ground up

Our mass-timber headquarters, which features green building materials, solar power generation, and energy-efficient elements, is on the cutting edge of sustainable design—mirroring our work at the forefront of the new energy economy.

Employee sustainability incentives

Apex is committed to supporting employees’ efforts to contribute to the company mission, even when away from work. It is in this spirit that Apex will provide financial incentives to employees who purchase electric cars, tools, and bikes; install solar panels on their roofs; avoid driving to work; and make their homes more energy efficient.

As part of the Community Climate Collaborative’s Green Business Alliance, Apex is committed to reducing its emissions, addressing climate change, and readying our economy for a clean energy future.

Our People

By fostering a culture of safety, integrity, and professionalism, and through tangible initiatives, we can contribute to the long-term success of both our company and the communities we serve.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Apex, we strive to maximize representation to increase the strength of our team, business, and industry; we build community to ignite opportunities for all to further the transition to a clean energy future; and we lead with respect to create meaningful change beyond the workplace.

Corporate Philanthropy

Through educational partnerships such as the Ron Brown Scholar Program and the Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation as well as substantial contributions to the Clean Power Institute and affordable housing redevelopment in Charlottesville, Apex aims to create opportunities for the next generation and support its hometown community.

Community Grant Program

Apex works to enhance its renewable energy projects’ economic benefits for rural America, which has not always shared in the economic investment that urban and suburban communities benefit from. One of its community grant beneficiaries is Special Olympics Illinois, and by extension, its athletes—including Rachel Zakutansky.

Our Practice

Given the dynamic nature of the energy landscape, we will proactively address vulnerabilities by refining and fortifying our resiliency framework, systematically integrating resiliency measures and robust contingency plans into our business operations.

Resilience and Ethics

Apex, along with other members of the Clean Energy Buyers Association, established the Principles for Purpose-Driven Energy Procurement, which advance power purchasing standards to integrate environmental sustainability, resilience, and social considerations.

Guided by our core values, Apex’s practices already align closely with the CEBA principles, and we are applying them in new and innovative ways where we see opportunities to improve. This strategic approach not only advances the clean energy transition, but also sets a benchmark for responsible and sustainable project development in the renewable energy sector.

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