Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue
The acquisition allows Mead & Hunt to expand its sustainability services while providing Ambient Energy a larger platform to make a greater environmental impact.
Mead & Hunt, a national, full-service architectural-engineering firm, has completed the acquisition of Ambient Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based firm specializing in commissioning, energy analysis, and sustainable design services. This move allows Mead & Hunt to expand its sustainability services while simultaneously giving Ambient Energy a larger platform to serve current and future clients.
“We have been searching for ways to expand the sustainability practice of our firm,” said Andy Platz, CEO of Mead & Hunt. “We have always worked to do the right thing and do what makes sense. Not only does incorporating sustainable solutions into our work make good business sense, it is also imperative as we face a growing population and a changing climate.”
Founded in 2004, Ambient Energy began as a boutique consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and energy consulting and commissioning services. Their focus has been on helping clients achieve resilient, regenerative, and sustainable goals in new and existing buildings, improving occupant comfort, and reducing utility bills. The firm serves diverse markets, including aviation, transportation, K-12 and higher education, laboratory, multi-family, federal, and state.
Ambient Energy’s experience in commissioning, sustainable design, and building performance engineering will help expand Mead & Hunt’s services provided for clients throughout the country. Specializing in zero net energy project performance, greenhouse gas emissions analysis, sustainability planning, and electrification planning, Ambient Energy now has a further geographic and market reach to positively impact climate change. This acquisition demonstrates Mead & Hunt’s continued commitment to expanding its focus on sustainability.
According to Jeff Mason, Mead & Hunt Architecture & Building Engineering Group Leader, “Our team understands the need for sustainability in our industry. Ambient Energy’s impressive portfolio of zero net energy, LEED, Green Globes, and WELL projects will allow us to be responsible stewards of the communities we serve. Culturally, we’ve always been committed to taking care of people, and incorporating sustainable design solutions is a vital part of this.”
“Joining Mead & Hunt comes with a common vision of how both firms are committed to creating a sustainable future and helping improve people’s lives,” said Renee Azerbegi, previously founder and president of Ambient Energy and current National Sustainability Market Leader of Mead & Hunt. “I am excited to continue to provide exceptional sustainability services to our existing clients and further our environmental impact with an expanded client base.”
Founded in 1900, Mead & Hunt now provides diversified services nationwide and ranks #97 on ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms, as well as #12 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firms list tracking growth. With a team of 900 professionals in over 40 offices across the U.S., Mead & Hunt supports several key markets, including aviation, water, transportation, food and beverage, and federal, state, and local government.