As of January 1st, 2018 Denver became one of the first cities in the nation to mandate Green Roofs on their buildings with the passing of Ordinance 300. Denver’s initiative is modeled after a similar initiative in Toronto, which became the first North American city to require rooftop gardens seven years ago. Until this year, […]
Take a Tour of a LEEDv4 Gold Office! Group14 has taken the plunge to LEEDv4. Our first project under the new version was with Davis Partnership for the build-out of their new office space on Blake Street in Denver’s RiNo Art District. Group14 functioned as the LEED and energy consultant and commissioning agent. The project […]
Xcel Energy’s Energy Design Assistance Program (EDA) incentivizes developers & building owners to design and construct buildings that are more efficient through financial incentives. The program offers a comprehensive approach through energy consulting and energy modeling to predict energy use and analyze the cost savings potential of various energy efficiency strategies. Group14 Engineering has been working with Xcel Energy on the EDA program as a qualified provider since 2008. Our firm has helped over 350 buildings earn millions of dollars in incentives. With Xcel Energy increasing the incentives for the EDA program, we are excited to continue to provide energy consulting while helping building owners achieve higher incentives and increase energy savings.
We are proud to announce our own Phin Stubbs as the first WELL AP on our staff! When asked about this accomplishment, Phin pointed to the importance of health and wellness, “The WELL AP was important for me to demonstrate my extensive knowledge of sustainability not just through the built environment’s impact on the planet, […]
Group14 has kept our LEED Platinum Certification up to date via the LEED Dynamic Plaque! We achieved a verified performance score of 87, which visibly demonstrates our team’s leadership and commitment to high performance buildings.
One of the best things about Group14 is we continue to live the mission we sell to our clients. Why would you listen to us if we didn’t lead by example? Tell us what you are doing to stay green. Tell us how sustainability is affecting you projects and your community.
Based on our completed LEED projects our sustainability team has saved (using the EPA greenhouse gas equivalents). See our amazing results below! Greenhouse gasses equivalent to: 4,421 average passenger vehicles 50,271,301 miles driven in a year by those vehicles CO2 emissions equivalent to: 2,376,278 gallons of gasoline consumed 22,684,0000 lbs of coal burned 276 tanker […]
Happy Bike to Work Day 2015! This year Group14 had over 230 riders through our stop out in front of our LEED Platinum office building (thanks to our neighborhood partners Zip Car, Bicycle Cafe, and Flying Baron Coffee Roasters). We also had 21 employees use their pedal power to make it in to work today.
Green Building Certification Institute Status Acknowledges Group14’s Role as High-Quality LEED Project Administrator Denver, CO — September 21, 2015 — Today Group14 announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated Group14 as a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the BD+C rating system family. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process […]