Founded in 2005 in Boulder, Colorado, Namaste Solar designs, supplies, installs, and services solar electric systems for both residential and commercial properties. Over their thirteen year history, they’ve gone above-and-beyond their core operation to pioneer conscientious business practices and educating others’ on the benefits of using sustainable technologies. The company consistently works with residential and commercial home builders to incorporate solar alternatives into modern homes and subdivisions across the country. Namaste Solar has operated as an employee-owned cooperative since 2011. This has made for a much more community-oriented work environment and a higher quality of life for their employees. The company’s intention was to share the experience of small business ownership, the rewards and control; as well as the risks and responsibilities. They feel that if their employees come to work every day inspired to align their skills with their values and work alongside people with the same ambitions, then the customer will benefit from the results that follow. Namaste Solar is a Certified B Corporation, which is awarded to companies who consider the impact of their daily decisions on their employees, suppliers, communities, consumers, and environment. Namaste Solar doesn’t only measure their success in profits, but also in how the company benefits its stakeholders and the people on Earth.