Group14 celebrated Halloween with some pumpkin carving creativity, a chili cook-off and a costume competition (outside of the office, there was also a ton of coordinating, costume cuteness).
Group14 staff and their families traveled to Snow Mountain Ranch, located just outside Winter Park, this weekend for our annual company retreat. In addition to team breakfasts and dinners, Group14’ers and their guests enjoyed a wide range of activities, including mini golf, horseback riding, hiking and tubing. Highlights from the weekend included a pizza dinner on Saturday night, a high-stakes poker game and the opportunity to visit with our remote colleagues who were in town for the retreat.
We are so grateful for the organizers of this year’s retreat, and it’s safe to say we’re already looking forward to next year!
Group14 is pleased to announce that Celeste Cizik, Existing Buildings Service Director and Principal, has been promoted to Group14 Engineering’s CEO and President. Sue Reilly, who founded Group14 in 1993, will remain with the company and continue to lead the Energy Team and support the firm through the end of 2023.
Cizik’s appointment, and the continuation of Michael Levinson, Matt Cooper and Laura Charlier as Principals and Officers, ensures Group14 will remain a client-focused, women-owned small business dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Celeste joined Group14 Engineering in 2014, and has served as Chief Operating Officer and Existing Buildings Services Director. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she earned both her MBA and Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. Cizik has over 19 years of experience in the building systems field which includes management of large teams and multi-million-dollar energy projects.
“Celeste is the natural choice to lead Group14 going forward,” said Reilly. “Celeste, along with Laura, Matt and Michael and the entire staff, exemplify the compassion and commitment that are hallmarks of this firm.”
“On behalf of the staff and principals at Group14, we want to thank Sue for her exemplary leadership and incredible legacy.” said Cizik. “We look forward to continuing Sue’s commitment to improving the built environment and expanding diversity within the engineering industry.”
Reilly founded Group14 Engineering (aka Enermodal Engineering, Inc.) in 1993, with a focus on energy modeling. Today, Group14 has 50 employees specializing in sustainable design, energy efficiency, and building commissioning.
Group14 is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with projects across the United States. We are a women-owned business, a B Corp and a Just Organization.
Group14 was proud to sponsor the Alliance Center’s ‘Healing with Nature’ virtual event on Thursday, April 22.The Earth Day symposium was an opportunity to come together to recognize “sustainability victories from the last year and explore opportunities to restore our planet.”
The Group14 staff also held a planting party at our Denver office on April 29 in honor of Earth Day. The event was delayed a week due to weather.
Please join Group14’s Celeste Cizik and Taylor Roberts on Thursday, April 15th for the IBPSA-USA Denver Chapter: “How Denver’s Buildings Achieve Climate Action,” event. Group14’s team and Katrina Managan from the Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency will discuss net zero energy, benchmarking, efficiency and electrification.
The online event, which runs from 6pm-8pm MDT, also includes networking and a Q&A. For registration info, please click this link.
C-PACE Financing recently announced that CentrePoint Properties, a leading commercial real estate investment firm, engaged their program to leverage $1.5 million for the upgrades on a 95,952 SF office building located at 789 Sherman Street in Denver.
Group14 conducted the project savings analysis for the office project. Sue Reilly, president of Group14 Engineering, said, “Efficient buildings go a long way toward boosting net operating income for building owners. In this case, she added, “the building is projected to save over $1.5 million in utility costs over the useful life of the energy efficiency improvements.”
Group14’s work on Crossing Pointe South, which will provide affordable housing for families and seniors in Thornton, was recently featured in Mile High CRE. The housing project has received Federal and State Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.
Group14 is providing Zero Energy Ready Homes and Enterprise Green Communities Certification to allow for energy savings and is working alongside the architectural team of Van Meter Williams Pollack.
Our own Celeste Cizik, Existing Building Team Leader, is moderating the upcoming USGBC event featuring adaptive reuse in the increasingly hot RiNo district. The neighborhood has quickly become a hot spot of revitalization and development. Sign up for the forum August 11th featuring panelists: Kyle Zeppelin, Zeppelin Places Kevin McClintock, Westfield Tracye Herrington, GreenSpot Real Estate Mix, mingle, learn, eat – 7:30 AM MDT to 9:30 AM at Taxi. Don’t hear about it the next day – register now.