Encore grows team 57% in first half of 2022, building a positive and inclusive workplace culture and talented team to lead the energy transition
Vermont Business Magazine Encore Renewable Energy, a leading community scale solar and energy storage developer, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its workers. Best for the World is a distinction granted to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
Encore earned this honor because of employee-centered initiatives such as its nationally leading parental leave policy, deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, prioritizing personal development and mental health both in and out of the office and fostering a positive and supportive workplace culture.
This honor comes alongside rapidly scaling the team to meet the challenges of a rapidly warming world, growing 57% in the first half of 2022 alone. New team members are adding additional capacity across the company in Business Development, Project Development, Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Finance, as well as Asset Management.
“Our team is unquestionably our greatest asset and it’s an honor to have that value recognized,” said Chad Farrell, CEO and Founder of Encore Renewable Energy. “Building a clean energy economy company will only be successful if we have the right people leading the charge. Each member of our team is playing a critical role in accelerating the energy transition here in Vermont, across the Northeast and beyond and we’re deeply committed to building a workplace that is safe, inclusive and open, where team members feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the team and the work in which we are collaboratively engaged every day.”
Since January, the following people have joined Encore’s growing team:
Taegen Kopler, Project Associate – Development
Kelsey Applegate, Project Manager – Development
Zack Browne, Project Engineer
Jenn Lacey, Project Manager - Construction
Wissam El Khatib, Associate Director of Finance
Lilly Kuhn, Project Analyst - Engineering
Dan Sawchuk, Project Manager - Construction
Ralph Meima, VP of Project Development
Bill Barnes, Director of Clean Energy Solutions
Chris Clement, CFO and CIO
Lauren Glickman, VP of Marketing
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.
About Encore Renewable Energy
Encore Renewable Energy is a Burlington, Vermont-based leader in commercial renewable energy with a proven track record in solar development from concept to completion. Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment, their team specializes in the design, development, financing, permitting, and construction of solar and energy storage projects on landfills, brownfields, rooftops and carports. As a values-led company, Encore is committed to revitalizing communities and creating a cleaner, brighter future for all. For more information about Encore, please visit encorerenewableenergy.com. Stay connected via Twitter and LinkedIn.
About B Lab
B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net.
7.13.2022. Burlington, VT— Encore Renewable Energy