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Group14 Engineering

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Colorado, United States

Certified Since

May 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Countries of Operations

United States

Group14 Engineering, PBC., established in 1992, is a 42-person, consulting firm committed to improving the energy and resource efficiency of buildings and building products. Group14 is a recognized authority in sustainable design and energy efficiency, including in-depth energy modeling, building commissioning, energy audits, and LEED project management. Group14’s suite of services offers resource efficiency solutions across the lifecycle of a building portfolio. Their expertise across all stages of built environment projects – master planning, LEED and other rating system consulting, energy efficiency & modeling, energy design assistance, facility condition assessments, commissioning, measurement and verification, and existing building optimization – inform a strategic approach to integrated service delivery. They use this approach to build long term relationships with clients, and offer transformative solutions at least cost. Group14 operates with the goal of creating a positive impact through their work. Their mission is to inspire better buildings where people thrive.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Group14 Engineering earned an overall score of 120.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
120.4
120.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.0

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.7
Corporate Accountability0.8
Ethics1.7
Transparency2.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 28.7

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages9.0
Benefits6.8
Training & Education3.5
Worker Ownership2.8
Management & Worker Communication2.9
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture3.5

Community 29.0

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation4.3
Diversity & Inclusion5.1
Civic Engagement & Giving9.2
Local Involvement6.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product4.3

Environment 43.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant10.6
Inputs4.6
Outputs1.5
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation26.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

+ Serving in Need Populations0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score120.4
2016 Overall B Impact Score121.1

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Governance2017

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