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

Energy modeling provides cost effective solutions to optimize building performance, reducing both carbon emissions and annual energy consumption. Our services analyzes the impact of electrification on annual energy cost, consumption, and emissions throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Energy Modeling & Consulting
Energy Modeling & Consulting

Energy Modeling & Consulting

Group14 uses energy modeling tools to assess the building energy performance and make energy efficiency recommendations for the entire project, including envelope lighting, mechanical systems, controls and process energy consumption. Owners and designers 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 design flexibility and overall performance.
  • Group14’s expertise with Open Studio/Energy Plus goes beyond modeling.
Energy Audits & BPS Support
Energy Audits & BPS Support

Energy Audits & BPS Support

Group14’s energy audits analyze and reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings. Energy audit 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 a leading provider of Building Performance Standard (BPS) compliance support including Energize Denver and the State of Colorado BPS. Group14 is also an approved contractor for the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.
Electrification & Zero Energy Analysis
Electrification & Zero Energy Analysis

Electrification & Zero Energy Analysis

Group14 assists clients with all-electric design and operations to achieve net-zero emissions (NZE) and reduce their building’s carbon emissions.  We work on all-electric buildings across sectors with verified net-zero emissions results.

  • Our team identifies 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.
  • We provide technical support to jurisdictions on development of all-electric building initiatives, energy codes, and zero energy.
Measurement & Verification
Measurement & Verification

Measurement & Verification

Group14 has extensive experience helping clients decide where to focus their efforts. This includes tracking progress over time and monitoring long-term performance of buildings. We analyze utility data and establish benchmarks to provide Measurement & Verification, while tracking energy and water savings.

  • We 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.

Utility Allowances
Utility Allowances

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 (OpenStudio/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.

Relevant Projects

GSA-Building 48 building

GSA-Building 48

1900 Lawrence building

1900 Lawrence

Westwood Rec Center building

Westwood Rec Center

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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