Beyond our work to accelerate the shift to clean energy through utility-scale wind and solar projects, it is critical for us to act and lead on sustainability. We seek solutions that transcend our business model to lower our individual and collective environmental footprints, and we invest in socially responsible practices and sharing our expertise to expand opportunities for others to further the transition to a better, more sustainable future.

Environmental

4,230

RECs retired through
conference sponsorships

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

Apex has retired RECs for Infocast, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), among others. We commend the conference organizers for ensuring their events are carbon neutral, and we look forward to partnering with them and others on similar events for years to come.

DriveElectric Program

The DriveElectric program is meant to motivate and reward Apex employees for purchasing certain electric vehicles—specifically, all-electric (e.g., Tesla or Leaf) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (e.g., Volt, Prius, BMW).

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Participants

Parking Cash Out

The Parking Cash Out benefit is intended to reward participating employees and promote alternative forms of transportation to work, including biking, walking, and carpooling.

26.24 Kilowatts

Generated per day

Solar Power Incentive Program

The Solar Power Incentive program is designed to incentivize Apex employees to accelerate the shift to clean energy in their own homes. Apex will provide a cash bonus to eligible employees for the purchase and installation of a qualified rooftop solar power generation system.

Social

Apex is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our workforce, empowering leadership among our employees, and supporting organizations that share our values and commitment to sustainability.

Veterans

“Apex is committed to seeking out the best candidates in the industry, and oftentimes those candidates we look for are veterans. The military instills a mentality of contributing to the success of the team and the success of the mission, and that transfers over to many aspects of our work, including operations, technology, construction, and development.”

— Mark Goodwin, Apex President and CEO

Kidwind

“By contributing to KidWind and other educational programs, the wind energy industry supports a venture that empowers middle- and high-school students to be creative and use math, science, and engineering to create something amazing.”

— Cole Smith, Student and KidWind Participant, Albemarle County, VA

WRISE

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Apex is a proud supporter of WRISE’s core programming.

Governance

Apex staff and executive leaders serve on boards of directors, volunteer, and donate to numerous organizations within the renewable energy industry and in our home communities to promote sustainability and improve our collective quality of life at the local, regional, and national levels.

 

Stories

Read about how Apex engages in service, philanthropy, and local partnerships that positively impact our hometown of Charlottesville and the communities across the country where we work.

A Renewable Energy Alliance Launches in Charlottesville

The city’s best-kept secret is its thriving renewable energy sector.

Building Relationships with Local Emergency Services

Facility managers at Kay Wind met with Air Evac to establish safety protocols and foster community.

Going Above and Beyond

Apex responds to Hurricane Harvey.

Encouraging New Choices Through Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Apex encourages clean energy adoption among its employees.

A Message from the CEO

“When Apex was founded in 2009, we began knowing that history would be on our side. Our focus was building the nation’s largest and highest quality pipeline of utility-scale wind projects regardless of cyclical market changes. What we couldn’t have predicted is how quickly the demand for renewable energy would grow. There are few missions as important as ours in the years ahead.”

— Mark Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer

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