EYP Energy, Weidt Group merge
EYP Energy and The Weidt Group's merger will combine EYP's strengths as an energy consulting firm with The Weidt Group's energy efficiency software programs.
EYP Energy, a division of EYP Inc., has announced a strategic merger with The Weidt Group, a building energy consulting firm, currently headquartered in Minnesota. The merger will expand EYP Energy’s 30 years of experience and diversified platform of energy related services using The Weidt Group's offices in Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
The Weidt Group, an energy and software consulting firm, brings proprietary energy software modeling tools, energy benchmarking, and software development capabilities to complement EYP Energy’s analysis, implementation, and commissioning expertise. The Weidt Group partners with design teams, building owners, manufacturers, utility companies, and state and local governments on the design and operation of high-performance buildings. It also provides energy design assistance and measurement & verification services for institutional and commercial clients, as well as energy benchmarks for improving the ongoing performance of existing buildings.
Additionally, The Weidt Group specializes in energy efficiency software design, creating sophisticated energy information delivery tools that convert data into knowledge, based on modeled, measured, and tracked building performance. On a yearly basis, The Weidt Group has helped reduce air pollution by nearly 1000 kilotons while saving building owners and operators over $94 million annually.
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