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At Group14, we inspire better buildings that are smarter, healthier, and more cost-efficient through innovative energy solutions.

Group14’s energy efficiency services include energy modeling and consulting for early design optimization, electrification of building systems, LEED and building code compliance, utility and life-cycle cost analysis, Measurement and Verification (M&V), energy audits, and utility incentives. We serve the commercial and multifamily sectors, with a specialty in affordable housing.

Energy Modeling & Consulting

Group14 uses energy modeling tools to assess the building energy performance and make energy efficiency recommendations with respect to the envelope, lighting, mechanical systems, controls and process energy consumption. Owners and designers can rely on our analysis to determine the value of energy upgrades.

  • Our energy design assistance has resulted in clients receiving utility rebates in the tens of thousands of dollars on each project. 
  • We assist design teams with energy code compliance, resulting in greater flexibility and overall performance.
  • Group14’s expertise with Open Studio/Energy Plus and eQuest goes beyond modeling. We have developed tools to expedite modeling and predict performance, including our web-based visualization tool, EDIT

Energy Audits

Group14’s energy audits analyze and reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings. Our clients include owners of single buildings, multi-building campuses, building portfolios, and government buildings. Auditing services are customized to the client’s goals and include ASHRAE Level I, II, and III audits. 

  • Services include an analysis of current energy usage and costs​, existing building conditions surveys, recommendations for energy and water conservation measures, and a report of findings.
  • Our consultants asses building operations, maintenance, and resident education as it relates to energy performance.
  • Group14 is an approved contractor for the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. We also provide energy audits to support Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) projects.

Electrification & Zero Energy Analysis

Group14 is assisting clients with all-electric design and operations to achieve net-zero energy (NZE) and reduce their building’s carbon emissions.  Group14 has worked on all-electric buildings across multiple sectors with verified net-zero energy results.

  • Our team helps clients identify the most cost-effective strategies to achieve NZE and all-electric operations.
  • We guide design teams on all-electric design concepts such as energy recovery, heat pumps, photovoltaics, and storage options.
  • Group14 provides technical support to jurisdictions on development of all-electric building initiatives, energy codes, and zero energy.

Measurement & Verification

Group14 has extensive experience helping clients decide where to focus their efficiency efforts. This includes verifying and tracking progress over time and monitoring the long-term performance of buildings to identify improvements. Group14 analyzes utility data and establishes benchmarks to provide Measurement & Verification, tracking ongoing energy and water savings.

  • We have developed sophisticated M&V analytics using SkySpark software with hour-of-the-week regressions to calculate energy savings in near real time.
  • Group14 performs annual M&V services for Energy Performance Contracts that cover over 15,000 units of public housing. We hold M&V contracts for over $30,000,000 in utility budgets.
  • Group14’s M&V efforts undergo federal review on an annual basis, with zero problems identified since this work began in 2012. 

Utility Allowances

Group14 produces utility allowances for a variety of clients, capturing monetary benefits associated with in-unit, energy-efficient investments. We have in-depth experience with consumption and engineered allowance calculation methodologies, including several types of energy modeling software (eQuest, REM/Rate, Energy Plus, etc).

  • Group14’s utility allowance calculation methodology is fully compliant with CHFA, HUD, and IRS requirements.
  • Utility Allowance clients regularly see significant increases to rental income.

I have worked extensively with Group 14 on many HVAC projects. Their understanding of energy, energy tradeoffs and common-sense solutions are unparalleled in the industry.

Michael K. Fulton, President, Western Mechanical Solutions

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