Blackbaud Inc. celebrates 115.13 kilowatt roof top solar array on new HQ
Daniel Island, SC, June 18, 2018 - Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina
turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce the completion of a solar installation at
Blackbaud’s new 172,000 square foot world headquarters. The installation utilizes 397
solar panels which produce over 154,503 kWH annually of clean renewable energy.
“Working with Blackbaud to provide clean, renewable solar energy on their new world
Headquarters has been a great partnership for Alder Energy Systems. Our own energy
net-zero office is fewer than three miles away from their new building. We are very
proud to help Blackbaud demonstrate its environmental leadership in our own backyard,”
says Vice President Craig Knowlton.
Blackbaud, the world’s 24th largest software company, has operated in Berkeley County,
South Carolina since 2000. It is the largest publicly traded software company
headquartered in the state. The company was also recently named to the Fortune 56
Companies Changing the World list. Its Eco-friendly world headquarters
provides a dynamic and collaborative workplace for nearly half of its rapidly growing
workforce, which operates in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
“As a company that embraces sustainability as a priority, Blackbaud not only wanted to
build out a collaborative workspace but one that uses resources efficiently,” said
Jon Olson, Blackbaud’s senior vice president and general counsel.
As Blackbaud begins to fully use the new space, the company plans to explore
applications and other tools that can enhance the employee experience through its
intelligent office environment. Examples from similar office installations have included
technology like occupancy sensors that improve the use of meeting rooms and
smartphone apps that allow employees to adjust room temperatures.
About Alder Energy Systems LLC
Founded in 2008, Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.
About Blackbaud Inc.
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering
social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations,
corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change
agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact
through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is
tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM,
marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school
management, ticketing, grant making, financial management, payment processing, and
analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered
in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada
and the United Kingdom.