On January 1st, 2018 Frontier Associates and CDH Energy joined Frontier Energy. Following the merger, our Texas-based staff continues to provide expert consulting services to our current clients. With the addition of Frontier Associates and CDH Energy, Frontier Energy now has more than 120 employees in seven U.S. offices. Our services have been expanded to include alternative transportation, commercial foodservice, energy codes and standards, and agricultural energy efficiency, in addition to the demand-side management consulting and implementation, software development, and regulatory expertise Frontier Associates has offered since our founding. Our Texas staff is excited to continue current projects under our new name and develop innovative energy efficiency solutions for our clients with our expanded operations and capabilities.
“Since 1999, we’ve been known among those active in promoting energy efficiency and renewable development in North America as Frontier Associates. Going from “Frontier Associates” to “Frontier Energy” may seem like a trivial change. But, the name change reflects a more-formal and comprehensive integration of our firm’s operations with four other leading organizations with long and successful track records in providing energy efficiency services,“ says Jay Zarnikau, co-founder of Frontier Associates and Senior Vice President of Frontier Energy.
The Liberty Project, a 341-acre master planned community proposed for West Sacramento, California, was awarded the Best on the Boards Gold Nugget Award at the 2017 Pacific Coast Builders Conference. Liberty will be the first zero net energy (ZNE) community in the PG&E service area, and one of the largest ZNE communities in California.
Frontier Energy's Davis office worked with Liberty's planner, the Templeton Planning Group, and developer, Pacific Teal Development, to complete a feasibility study to determine if community-scale zero net energy was feasible by using rooftop solar. Staff then created design guidelines to reduce the Liberty project's energy demands and maximize onsite energy generation from renewable sources.
Learn more: http://libertywestsacramento.com/
Frontier Associates staff enjoyed another Volunteer Day event this past weekend with the Austin Parks Foundation (APF), celebrating Earth Day by adding mulch around trees at Austin’s Zilker Park. This year marks Zilker Park’s centennial. For 100 years, Austin locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the beautiful 350 acres of park land between the Colorado River and Barton Creek. With towering shade trees, green grass for picnics, and the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park is truly the crown jewel of the Austin parks system.
Through the work of APF, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department, and the time and resources contributed by caring volunteers, Zilker Park will continue to thrive for 100 more years to be enjoyed by many generations to come. Find out more about Zilker’s centennial and ways to celebrate and give back: http://zilker100.org/.
Visit Austin and you will see our rising skyline, businesses and residences scrambling to secure their spot in the firmament. But some of our lower and less developed altitudes still hold the wilderness that once characterized the Texas capital, places where nature’s might peeks out from under two centuries of development. Looking out over the city, architecture gives way to terrain, terrain gives way to the river.
The Colorado River represents a functional beauty. It and its lakes provide the city with water, energy and scenery. Recently, Frontier has gotten involved with the Colorado River Alliance, which aims to preserve the river as both a breathtaking site and an indispensable resource. Helping to keep the river clean is an extremely rewarding pursuit, and it holds special value for today as World Water Day.
As we continue our involvement in conserving the river, we think ahead to a future generation of Austinites able to utilize the resource with as much joy as we have. Stay tuned for updates on getting involved with us for future Creek Cleanups, or contact the Colorado River Alliance to set up your own. Happy World Water Day!
-By Ellie Audet. Special thanks to the Colorado River Alliance and Mary Carwile at Frontier Associates.
Frontier Associates is excited to announce the firm's acquisition by GTI International, a holding company and wholly owned subsidiary of GTI.
“Frontier Associates is a regional market leader in energy efficiency initiatives, and their qualifications and activities complement the work being done by our California subsidiaries. We are very excited to add their talented team members to our growing energy efficiency business. Their capabilities, client relationships, and location are a fantastic fit as we look to provide solutions to our clients and members in the south central area of the country,” says Ron Snedic, GTI International President and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at GTI. “As we expand our footprint and strengthen our team, we intend to increase the value we bring to our clients.”
Bill Brooks, Frontier Associates Chief Executive Officer says, “We have a commitment to optimize value for our clients by truly understanding their needs. Our goal is to help them successfully navigate the ins-and-outs of energy efficiency as regulatory climates change and new technologies emerge. Our customers will benefit from the technical strengths and complementary skillsets of GTI and the other subsidiaries, and we can all work together to accelerate market transformation.”
- GTI International, 01/27/17 Des Plaines, IL. Press release full text available here.