The World is Changing.

Changes to our energy system are needed to accommodate renewable fuels. Changes to our infrastructure are needed, to face the impacts of climate change. Work is needed to safeguard our natural resources, to meet the needs and impact of explosive population growth. CDI is fully committed to helping our customers meet the goals of energy transition, achieve their sustainable goals, and

A broadly diverse firm, CDI has a strong base in the Energy and Chemicals industries and across the fields of public and private infrastructure (buildings, roads, highways and bridges, aviation, health care).  We have a wide range of capabilities and experience, to offer the full range of strategic services to help you achieve your sustainability goals:

  • Brownfield Site Redevelopment
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • LEEDS and Sustainable Architecture
  • Sustainable Energy Generation, Conservation, and Efficiency (Blue & Green Energy)
  • Renewable Fuels: Hydro-electric, Solar, Wind
  • Carbon Reduction / De-carbonization / Sequestration
  • Sustainability Impact Studies and Risk Assessment

“Our customers are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges: cleaner energy, resilient infrastructure, depletion of natural resources. CDI will be at the forefront, providing innovative and sustainable solutions, exploring all options in pursuit of answers to these challenges.”

Steve Karlovic
CDI Engineering Solutions

Brownfield Site Redevelopment.  For decades, CDI has worked closely with municipalities and public agencies, the energy & chemicals industries, and private developers to revitalize industrial sites for sustainable reuse.

Brownfield Services

  • Site Investigations
  • Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
  • Wetlands Delineation & Mitigation
  • Environmental sampling, drilling, well installations
  • Groundwater Investigations
  • Remediation & Redevelopment
  • Master Planning
  • Front-End Engineering/Feasibility Studies
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Detailed Engineering & Design
  • Bid Services & Construction Management

Water Resources.  CDI has provided comprehensive engineering and environmental services for water resources projects for public agencies and private owners/developers for seven decades. We have full-service, comprehensive water resources capabilities, delivered by customized project teams to match each project’s needs. Our capabilities include permitting, design, analysis, and cutting-edge sustainable and green infrastructure design.

Water Resources

  • Flood Control Structures
  • Floodway & Flood Plain Assessments
  • Stormwater and Drainage Assessment, Analysis,
  • Modeling and Design
  • LEED and Sustainable Stormwater Management, Master Planning and Implementation
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Permitting Services
  • Hydraulics
  • Surface and Groundwater Source Investigations
  • Hydrogeologic Modeling
  • Wellfield Design / Wellhead Protection
  • Multi-Discipline Engineering & Design of Water
  • Resource Projects

Architecture.  Our team has completed over 2 million square feet and over $325 million in construction value of LEED® Certified projects since 19xx.  But whether or not LEED® certification is our client’s goal, we always strive to include sustainable design principles. CDI’s full architectural and engineering capabilities allow us to provide in-house integrated systems design, a process mandated by the pursuit of green buildings. Integrated design is the key to producing cost-effective, LEED® Certified projects and high-performance green buildings.

Integrated Architectural and Engineering Design

  • Use of Daylighting to improve work environment
  • Energy Modeling
  • Energy Recovery to minimize utility usage
  • Design of High Efficient LED Lighting Fixtures and Lighting Control
  • ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Code Requirements for HVAC and lighting power efficiencies
  • Minimize Future Maintenance Requirements
  • Maximize Life Cycles based
  • Use of Solar, Wind, and Geothermal energy  where possible

Example of Integrated Architectural & Engineering design in project completed in 2016:

Middlesex College South Hall Science Building

To achieve LEED Gold status, the building features an abundance of natural light, providing both user well-being and reduced lighting costs. The shaded glass on the south, east, and west facades minimize solar gain within the building, thereby reducing energy costs.

  • 37% Less Water Use
  • 25% Less Energy Use
  • 33% Recycled Content
  • 46% Regional Content
  • 96% Construction Waste Diverted
  • 100% FSC Certified Case Goods
  • 0% VOC- Low Emitting Materials
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