Behind the B: How Evergreen Energy Partners is taking action

As a B Corp, Evergreen Energy Partners prioritizes resource conservation, energy efficiency education, and environmental considerations. These three priorities are woven into everything we do. For B Corp Month we’re excited to participate in the global campaign, #BehindtheB. The goal of the campaign is for B Corps to give an inside look at what their business is doing to positively impact their customers, workers, and communities they serve.

We’re proud to showcase some of the areas where Evergreen scored highest on the B Corp assessment. The assessment is a rigorous one that helps businesses measure and manage social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Below are some examples of the actions we’re taking to elevate our impact and rise to the B Corp standards.


  • Resource conservation — Positive environmental outcomes are at the heart of what Evergreen does. A large portion of our work is focused on measuring and managing the results, outcomes, and effects of resource conservation. Through our trade ally connections, in-person and virtual training sessions, and support of utility programs, we’ve helped save over 2 billion kWh.
  • Energy efficiency education — Training and education on energy-efficient technologies, practices, and programs provides contractors and community members with the tools they need to make smart, sustainable choices. We offer these training sessions both online and in person to make sure everyone can access this empowering information.
  • Virtual office stewardship — We provide resources to support the physical and mental well-being of our remote team and provide both encouragement and guidance as they set up energy-efficient home offices and reduce waste streams.

Supply chain management

  • Supplier code of conduct — We have a Supplier Code of Conduct in place that we share with all our clients and partners. Aligning on conduct ahead of time lets us build partnerships with other businesses that share our commitment to the common good.
  • Local suppliers — Evergreen has a commitment to using local suppliers whenever possible.
  • Sharing our policies — We share our policies and rules with suppliers to ensure alignment on purpose.

Civic engagement

  • Giving back projects — Each year Evergreen identifies one or more non-profits in the communities we serve that needs energy efficiency upgrades. We then leverage our relationships with trade allies and donate both resources and funds to provide the necessary upgrades. Since 2011, our community investment has saved these selected nonprofits nearly 3 million kWh of energy and $250,000 in utility energy costs.
  • Volunteer opportunities — As part of 2021 Team Days, our annual company-wide team-building event, Evergreeners were encouraged to participate in local volunteer activities and given designated time to do so. Previous Team Days in Portland, OR have always incorporated a volunteer activity into the overall schedule of the event.
  • Charitable giving/community investment — We work with our team members and partners to pick the recipients of our company’s charitable donations. For example, as part of 2021’s Efficiency Exchange Conference, we screened and selected four charities that attendees could choose to support as part of their participation in the event. When many Evergreen team members made donations to Feeding America over the holidays, Evergreen matched their contributions as a way to support communities in need.

For us, maintaining Evergreen’s B Corp status means continual growth and positive impact as a business. As we go through the recertification process every two years, we seek to stretch our boundaries, improve our score, and ultimately, work toward a more sustainable future.

Portrait of Michelle Budrow.
Michelle Budrow
Project Manager

As Marketing Project Manager at Evergreen, Michelle wears many hats including keeping the marketing team running smoothly, tasks moving along, and projects delivered at the highest quality. She has over twelve years of experience managing online content. She has strong project management skills and excels at digital marketing and website administration. Michelle also is a big part of the Evergreen B Corp Committee that helps keep Evergreen engaged and involved in all things B Corp.

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