Our sustainability solutions decrease environmental footprint, maximize savings, and enhance occupant wellbeing.
As a sustainability consultant, Group14 engages with various disciplines to form a team that maximizes opportunities for integrative, cost-effective adoption of sustainable design and construction strategies. We facilitate an integrated design approach which results in more efficient, high-performing buildings.
Our sustainability experts have extensive experience in multiple sustainability rating systems, including all versions and rating systems of LEED, Green Globes, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), Living Building Challenge (LBC), Core Green Building Certification (CORE), Fitwell, WELL Building Standard, and SITES.
From strategy to implementation, Group14 uses an objective lens to measure an organization’s internal practices, guiding clients on how to achieve their environmental goals. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) services help organizations benchmark against industry standards, identify areas for improvement and establishing action plans. Finally, we work with organizations to develop their impact reports.
Life-Cycle Assessments measure the environmental impacts associated with all phases of a building’s life cycle. This includes extraction, processing, transport, construction, operation, and decommissioning. LCAs are an emerging tool providing scientific justification for design and construction decisions.
Group14 specializes in organizational resilience and resilient design strategies for the built environment. Using our understanding of climate change vulnerabilities, we evaluate a project’s ability to adapt and manage risk. Resilient design helps to preserve the value of building assets and the safety of building occupants.
Kent Denver School and Semple Brown Design have worked with Group14 Engineering for sustainability, LEED certification, and energy modeling on multiple projects. We strongly believe in Group14’s work, abilities, and results, and it is my pleasure to recommend Group14 without hesitation.
Social Impact and Health
It is essential that the built environment considers equity, wellness social impact and health. Group14 works with project teams to create positive social impact. We also guide design teams, developers, and building managers on community-specific strategies that enhance the health and well-being of occupants.