Facilities Planning and Engineering

ERG provides life cycle planning and engineering support to federal facilities, Department of Defense installations, and university and institutional campuses. Our professional planners, engineers, and scientists support all aspects of facility and installation management, including high-level planning and visioning, design and construction, operation and maintenance, and decontamination/demolition. Our experts are highly experienced at addressing the many challenges faced by federal facilities managers, such as historically significant facilities, protected natural resources, critical security requirements, complex industrial operations, and aging utilities and infrastructure. We develop cost-effective, actionable solutions that promote mission execution while ensuring safety, sustainability, and environmental regulatory compliance.

Facility and Installation Planning
  • Campus master planning
  • Project planning
  • Site planning and constraints analyses
  • Engineering feasibility and concept studies
  • Stakeholder charrettes
  • Cost estimation
  • Life cycle economic and business case analyses
  • Policy and program development and implementation
  • Executive Order (EO) 14057 compliance
  • Green building planning and operation
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED certifications
  • Recycling and pollution prevention
  • Stormwater—low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure
  • Climate change—greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, adaptation plans, and resiliency assessments
Energy Management
  • Energy management program development and implementation
  • Compliance with federal mandates (EPAct 2005, EISA 2007, and Energy Act of 2020)
  • Energy master planning
  • Energy and water audits
  • Project development and life cycle costing
  • Renewable energy planning and purchasing
  • Advanced metering/measurement and verification
Environmental Planning
  • Environmental management systems
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and program establishment
  • Natural and cultural resource protection
Environmental Compliance
  • Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) permitting assistance
  • Multimedia compliance assurance and internal inspections
  • Aboveground and underground storage tank management
Department of Defense Programs
  • Installation master planning
  • Military construction (MILCON) planning
  • DD Form 1391 and project programming
  • Process engineering and safety
  • Process hazard analyses
  • Explosives safety

Service Area Leads

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In my experience, effective climate action requires invested leadership, multidisciplinary expertise to address all sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and equitable stakeholder engagement to guide and successfully implement new policies and strategies. I have had the pleasure of managing several climate action plan projects, guiding both municipalities and universities through the process of developing and implementing their unique plans, and I’m proud of the positive benefits those plans have brought to stem the effects of climate change.

John Carter

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The manufacturing of explosives and other energetic materials is among the most dangerous professions in the world. I use my engineering expertise and problem-solving skills to evaluate and mitigate explosives and occupational risks to help keep the people working in this profession safe. It feels good knowing that the work I do helps ensure people can go home to their families at the end of each workday.

Frank DeCarlo

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Federal agencies must consider and mitigate the effects of their actions on the natural and human environment. With evolving mission and regulatory requirements, community interest, and expanding inventories of natural and historic resources, fulfilling this responsibility can be challenging! I am proud to help my clients meet critical mission requirements while serving as stewards of our environment.

Patrick Goodwin

Kasey Kudamik

Long before ‘sustainability’ became a buzzword, I had a passion for seeking out progressive and proactive—rather than reactive—solutions to environmental problems. I enjoy applying my cross-disciplinary education, background, and experience to the field of sustainable engineering. It’s exciting to be a part of the green building movement, working to transform traditional building practices into sustainable ones!

Kasey Kudamik

Ward Libby

When they’re tasked with siting and designing facilities that conform to both explosives-safety criteria and long-term base-wide planning goals, U.S. Department of Defense personnel can face many challenges. I enjoy applying my expertise to help clients envision and execute recapitalization strategies that ensure mission readiness, explosives and occupational safety, and environmental compliance.

Ward Libby

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I am proud to work with such a talented team of engineers, scientists, and planners at ERG. Every day, my team seeks innovative and cost-effective solutions to help our clients resolve complex facility management challenges while fulfilling critical mission requirements.

Alison Poe

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Construction of facilities and infrastructure has always fascinated me. I thrive on planning and designing facilities and then guiding their construction from the ground up. It means a lot to me to know that I have played a key role in constructing facilities that will be put to good use and stand the test of time.

Michael Poe

Jenny Raczko

With an ever-evolving list of regulatory requirements, it can be challenging for federal facilities to ensure readiness while also maintaining environmental compliance. I help facility managers unlock the secret to continuous compliance: finding and eliminating a facility’s compliance weaknesses at the root cause.

Jenny Raczko

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I love that stormwater touches so many aspects of our lives and that, when managed well, it brings numerous benefits to our communities and the environment. It has been exciting to see stormwater grow in importance at both national and local levels.

Lauren Scott