Northeast Solar Design Associates

Solar Electric and Battery Installation

Hatfield, Massachusetts

United States

www.northeast-solar.com

About Northeast Solar Design Associates

Rooted in Western Massachusetts, Northeast Solar grew to share sustainable solar power with residents, businesses and farmers throughout the Pioneer Valley. Since opening in 2009, NES has installed everything from small 4kW residential systems to multi-megawatt systems large enough to power farms and businesses. As citizens of a global community, Northeast Solar feels a calling to do their part in reshaping the way electricity is generated and consumed. Every Northeast Solar system is designed to exceed customer expectations and is installed by locals who share a clean energy vision for the future.

Relationships are important to Northeast Solar. We collaborate with farms, non-profits, educational institutions and art and athletic groups because we like to align ourselves with the people and organizations doing good work in the community. That in mind, seeking B Corp status felt like the logical next step in the growth and development of our company. We’re excited to be a part of a global community of socially responsible businesses that seek more than monetary profits.

The Change We Seek®

Northeast Solar wants to change the way we create and consume electricity. They do more than just install solar, they educate the public on sustainability and how to use energy more efficiently. By combining education with customized solar arrays, Northeast Solar is improving the grid, reducing environmental impact and creating a community focused consciousness that will lead to the long-term global change.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2017
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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55

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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  • Northeast Solar walks the walk with Monte Belmonte and Monte’s March Go »
  • Solar for the Survival Center  Go »
  • Lighting the future with the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Go »
  • Solar on the big screen: Amherst Cinema is now powered by the sun! Go »
  • Giving Voice with the International Language Institute Go »

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