Energy – HVAC – Solar taped webinars for California architects and builders.
Monterey Energy Group (MEG) is an engineering consulting firm focused on the design of mechanical, energy, plumbing (MEP) systems for residential and light commercial projects. Founded in 1982, MEG has worked with thousands of architects, builders, and owners throughout the country on projects of every size, budget, and varying architectural character.
Our mission is to provide thoughtful and creative engineering solutions utilizing a wide range of techniques, experience and attained knowledge. Through this approach, we provide customized integrated solutions without sacrificing the architectural integrity of the design, while delivering comfortable and energy efficient solutions. We turn our client’s visions into optimal environments and strive to provide the best possible level of service.
We have had the pleasure and good fortune to be able to work with thousands of architects and builders including some of the legend over our 30 years' experience working with 20,000 plus projects. We have learned a few things and picked up some specialized skills over the years and have the following additional services available:
Since 1987, MEG has designed over 15,000 radiant floor heating systems, more than any other engineering firm in the US. Over the years our design philosophy utilizing low-mass panels, condensing water heaters and smart controls has remained the same.
Over the last three years MEG has designed close to 1000 net zero energy homes. Furthermore, we have promoted the concept to architects and industry groups around the country. MEG has presented seminars on all electric net zero energy design to AIA chapters, builder’s groups, manufactures and trade associations. Monterey Energy Group has been an advocate and on the forefront of developing the Net Zero Energy all electric homes and buildings since 2005.
It has not always been the case, but today solar provided electricity is significantly lower than grid provided electricity. At MEG we offer several levels of solar energy consulting: sizing and specification (non-full design), , site surveying, economic analysis and full engineering design of solar electric as well as solar thermal for domestic hot water, space conditioning and pool heating for residential and commercial buildings.
While many of our jobs utilize the latest technology in the market, MEG still designs hundreds of conventional HVAC systems each year. All our designs our meet ACCA manual standards for commercial and residential.
MEG was originally formed (1982) as an energy efficiency consulting company. We were the third group in California to buy the State-approved energy compliance program Micropas. Each year we perform close to 1000 energy compliance jobs for architects and building designers in all 16 California climate zones. We are certified as CEPE and HERS inspectors.
Grey Water Design • Pool Room Ventilation & Dehumidification Design • Ground Source Heat Pumps (Geothermal) • Absorption Chiller Hydronic Applications • Wine Room Conditioning • HRV/ERV & other whole-building ventilation solutions • HEPA & other high-level filtration solutions • Dehumidification for Homes & Natatoriums • Crawlspace Ventilation • Evaluation of Micro Combined Heat & Power (MCHP) Systems • Control Integration • Feasibility Studies & Cost-Benefit Analysis for systems listed above