Group14’s in-house developed BuildingBlox tools harness the power of technology to enhance our building services. This includes sophisticated tools built on the SkySpark software platform to optimize building performance from design through long term operation. Our other BuildingBlox tools were developed from decades of experience in sustainable building materials, economic analysis for energy measures, and more.
EDIT is Group14’s “Energy Design Integration Tool” to assist design teams with optimizing insulation levels, tuning window area and performance by orientation, and selecting an HVAC system. EDIT is a web-based tool using the SkySpark platform coupled with energy modeling data for your unique building design. Design teams can access EDIT at any time to answer energy design questions.
Group14 utilizes the SkySpark software platform to monitor buildings and enhance our commissioning process. Group14 has SkySpark programmers on staff who have developed a suite of tools for SkySpark called Re:Tune. This SkySpark tool kit includes scripts to easily integrate data, rules to automatically detect issues, analytics to perform M&V with high accuracy, and dashboard components to turn data into actionable information. This tool kit increases the power of SkySpark with a faster deployment, more issues identified, and better energy savings results.