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Sakellaris' Ameresco Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies

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George Sakellaris, President and CEO of Ameresco. (Photo: TNH File)

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Ameresco, Inc., a clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced on February 23 that it has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Ameresco was also named to Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list in 2020. This marks the second straight year that the company was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For at both a national and regional level.

The 2020 national winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. This year, 88 winning organizations were honored out of 830 nominations from across the country as the winter Best and Brightest recipients.

“We’re incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized for a second straight year as one of the Best and Brightest,” said Greek-American George Sakellaris, Founder, President and CEO of Ameresco. “We would not be able to deliver such innovative advanced energy solutions to our customers if not for our talented and dedicated team of professionals who work day in and day out for a better future.”

“Our commitment to fostering a creative and diverse team of energy professionals lies at the heart of everything we do,” said Lauren Todd, vice president of human resources at Ameresco. “We are continually innovating, not only for our customers but for the future of our employees, and our repeat listing for this honor is a testament to our perseverance in being a leading clean technology integrator.”

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to prove themselves as leaders in employment standards.

“Through the second half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For have demonstrated leadership and forward thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through COVID-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding Race. It is in these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with others" said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The companies selected to be recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For will be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine. To learn more about the program, visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

The recognition follows Ameresco’s announcement on January 27 that Forbes media named it number six on the 2021 America’s Best Mid-Size Companies list. Ameresco has ranked within the top ten companies and was the only energy solutions provider included among the annual list’s 100 companies.

“We are tremendously humbled by this recognition,” said Ameresco’s vice president of human resources Lauren Todd. “Not only is it a reflection of our tremendous execution, but it is also a testament to our companywide commitment to innovation. We’re proud this honor exemplifies all of the hard work that has gone into generating growth and positive momentum within our rapidly changing industry.”

This announcement follows Ameresco’s inaugural Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) report, which was centered around the concept “Doing Well by Doing Good.” The energy solutions company is eager to continue their work in delivering reliable and sustainable solutions and in making Ameresco a choice employer.

“Over the past 20 years, Ameresco has maintained a relentless focus on leading the quest to change the world as a trusted sustainability partner,” said George Sakellaris, Ameresco’s founder, president and CEO. “As a clean tech market leader, we are proud to see this industry recognition, and even more excited as we pursue the tremendous opportunity on the horizon.”

The America’s Best Mid-Sized Companies list was compiled with companies whose market value ranged between $2 billion and $10 billion, and whose share price was greater than $5. Across industries, rankings were determined by earnings growth and sales growth over the course of both 12 months and 5 years as well as 52-week total return. The complete list of companies can be found at https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-mid-cap-companies.

Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) is a leading independent clean technology integrator of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More information is available online: www.ameresco.com.