Encore Renewable Energy

Clean Energy Project Development and Construction

Burlington, Vermont

United States

encorerenewableenergy.com

About Encore Renewable Energy

Encore Renewable Energy is dedicated to sustainably harvesting and renewing today’s resources to create a brighter future for its clients and communities.

As a leading integrated clean energy project development company, Encore focuses on commercial, industrial, and community-scale solar PV systems, and incorporates 21st century solutions into undervalued and underutilized properties such as landfills, brownfields, and rooftops. Project are approached innovatively in order to create harmony between the natural and built environments to foster sustainable economic growth, environmental awareness, and community benefit.

Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment and renamed Encore Renewable Energy in 2015, the Company specializes in the development, financing, permitting, construction management and O&M of renewable energy projects. Since inception, Encore has developed projects on balance sheet using a develop-own-operate model and has provided turnkey renewable energy development, construction and financing services to distributed generation project owners and investors in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Encore manages all aspects of these complicated projects including design, engineering, permitting, financing, construction and asset management.

The central B Corp tenets are ones which Encore has built its business upon. Becoming B Corp certified has given us the opportunity to join and learn from a great community of industry leaders that share a similar commitment to building better businesses — ones that improve the communities in which we work, create high-quality jobs, and value employees as important team members, while also creating shareholder value. At Encore we look to do these things while contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable energy industry. We are proud to join the ranks of B Corp companies, whether they be those focused on the environment, social justice or other equally important missions.

The Change We Seek®

Encore's mission is to create high-quality renewable energy generating assets from underutilized land, in order to support sustainable social and economic growth through creative, collaborative approaches to infill development and the deployment of new sources of clean, renewable energy.

They strive to foster sustainable growth and the development of clean, renewable sources of electrical power by returning abandoned and/or underutilized properties to productive reuse, and in the process of doing so create meaningful job opportunities for their company and their partners with which they work to design, develop, finance, construct and operate projects.

Encore strives to create opportunities for growth both within the company as well as their communities, for job creation, revenue generation, environmental improvement and leadership in the rapidly developing restoration and green economies.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Offset 19,721 tons of CO2 through 2015; 100% of energy use is produced from low-impact renewable sources.

Workers: >75% of positions above entry level have been internally filled in the last 12 months

Community: >60% of expenses were spent with independent local suppliers; Majority of banking services provided by a local bank committed to serving the community

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