The Weidt Group Names New Principals

Energy and Software Consulting Firm Recognizes Leadership in Des Moines and Minneapolis Offices.

Des Moines, IA, November 20, 2013 --( The Weidt Group®, an energy and software consulting firm, has announced that Julia Gauthier, LEED AP BD+C, Craig Andemar, MCSD; Chris Baker, AIA, PE, BEMP, BEAP, LEED® AP BD+C; Rick Fritz and have been named principals in the firm’s Des Moines and Minneapolis offices.

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Julia Gauthier joined The Weidt Group in 2007 and is responsible for managing the implementation of the group’s consulting services for key clients. With 17 years of experience implementing energy conservation and renewable energy programs, Gauthier is president of the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency board of directors and frequently speaks for organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa, the U.S. Green Building Council Iowa Chapter, and the European Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy.

With more than 23 years of experience in the software industry, Craig Andemar brings expertise from the deepest levels of programming, database structures, web services, user interfaces and graphic design to the testing, support, marketing and management of software. He has worked on a variety of software solutions including energy management, energy monitoring, content management, e-commerce, intranetextranet, automated publishing and rich Internet applications.

Chris Baker joined The Weidt Group in 2006 as an energy designer and analyst. As project manager, he consults on more than a dozen projects a year to help design teams understand and implement energy efficiency design options. In addition to his project work, he contributes to the firm’s software product development through innovative software concepts and authorship of technology and policy white papers.

Rick Fritz, also formerly a project manager with The Weidt Group, rejoined the company in 2010 to combine its primary areas of expertise — energy consulting/modeling and software development — in order to produce software solutions for the energy consulting industry. He began his career in software development as a CAD specialist and previously worked for The Weidt Group as a software developer during the 1990s.

About The Weidt Group:
The Weidt Group, a division of EYP Inc., was established in 1977 to account for and manage the environmental impacts of building design and construction. Working with architects, engineers, building owners, utilities, and government clients, The Weidt Group is an expert in improving building performance over time through energy modeling, benchmarking, measurement and verification, and software development. For more information, visit
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