EGI focuses on providing environmental consulting services and staff to public sector clients. We have also enjoyed success assisting with all aspects of environmental review in the renewable energy market.
EGI provides environmental compliance support for a full spectrum of development including residential, commercial, industrial, government, institutional, and infrastructure projects.
California’s public and private landowners typically balance two difficult environmental challenges:
1. Cost-effectively permitting their properties for improved uses, and
2. Maintaining, improving and/or restoring California’s unique natural resources.
EGI’s environmental planners, scientists, and engineers effectively guide California’s landowners through the complex and arduous entitling and permitting processes. We understand the often conflicting environmental regulations and the people who implement them. EGI staff knows how to keep projects moving forward rather than floundering in a sea of incomprehensible processes and regulations.
From initially determining and mapping the environmental constraints, to conducting the necessary technical surveys/studies, to ultimately preparing the most complex and legally defensible CEQA/NEPA documents, EGI provides clients the senior expertise necessary to get viable projects approved.
EGI provides in-house staff as well as off-site support to municipalities balancing workload or requiring additional support and expertise for specific projects.
California’s municipal agencies are more challenged than ever by increasing public demand for services, growing regulatory constraints, and seriously restricted budgets. Maintaining in-house technical expertise to meet these challenges is extremely difficult for most agencies when considering today’s fluctuating workloads influenced by an unpredictable economy, funding, and regulations.
To support our clients’ technical staffing needs, EGI provides specialized planning, environmental, regulatory, engineering and construction support professionals who work alongside municipal staff. EGI provides insight and expertise to get municipal staff through periods of heavy workload.
Whether working on a specific project or serving as an extension of staff, our professionals recognize that municipal clients want innovative ways to improve efficiencies and lower costs while maintaining excellent service and avoiding regulatory pitfalls.
EGI regularly assists renewable energy developers with navigating California’s stringent environmental regulations.
We have well established relationships with county, state and federal resource agencies enabling us to provide solutions quickly and cost-effectively. EGI understands the regulatory process and regulator expectations. This understanding allows us to develop appropriately tailored approaches for each unique project. We strive to respond expeditiously to environmental issues raised during the permitting process to get the necessary documentation completed, often within very tight timeframes.
EGI assists our traditional and renewable energy clients with permitting, environmental processing and documentation, site engineering, land entitlement, and construction monitoring.