"Hillary Dobos put together a market analysis of Green Rentals and Sales in the Denver Metro Area. Her report and analysis was by far the most comprehensive report that I have ever witnessed in my real estate career (10 years). Her research provided me priceless information and data on how my clients can benefit financially by making their homes and investment properties greener. Her report has provided my company the tools needed for us to set ourselves apart from our competition and educate our clients. I highly recommend her consulting services to any company, large or small."

- Christina Freyer, Co-Owner Colorado and Company


National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Merrill Group is advising and working with NASEO on a variety of initiatives including researching, writing, and finalizing a report; promoting a new program to track energy efficiency and renewable energy construction led by State Energy Office programs; and tracking energy financing programs throughout the United States. You can access the report co-authored by Merrill Group and NASEO titled Resilience through Energy Efficiency: Disaster Mitigation and Residential Rebuilding Strategies for and by State Energy Offices by clicking here

Colorado Energy Office

Leading a project to conduct research and make recommendations for the best tools, methods, and/or strategies to accelerate the uptake of energy performance contracting in small and rural Colorado public jurisdictions. The research will focus on the financial, legal, technical, and communication barriers that are currently hindering the expansion of energy performance contracting in rural and small communities while creating a new approach that utilizes local and international best practices. 

Alpine Bank

Merrill Group is developing a tool for Alpine Bank to track their greenhouse gas emissions and normalize their utility data for weather. The tool will enable Alpine Bank to have a stronger understanding of their energy use and track their sustainability goals more effectively across their 37 locations.  Merrill Group was also tasked with supporting the writing of Alpine Banks 2014 Sustainability Report. 

Colorado and Company

Merrill Group completed a market analysis study for Colorado and Company that provided an overview of the current trends and outlook for "green" homes in the Denver metro area, as well as an overview of the policies and regulations that effect the real estate industry.


Merrill Group has contracted with an energy management company to help a Fortune 500 company select a utility management software tool, collect energy and water data for its 200+ facilities, and analyze the data for potential energy and water saving opportunities

Various companies

Provided due-diligence, document review, and Request-for-Proposal support for various companies including Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, Impact Finance Center, POINT380, and Rocky Mountain Institute. Worked on a variety of topics including solar gardens, energy efficiency and renewable energy financing, impact investing, energy performance contracting, and Carbon Disclosure Project reporting.