Digital and Information Solutions

Combining tech savvy, science and policy sophistication, and design execution, ERG’s IT and Digital Solutions Group develops technological and digital solutions that address some of the most pressing environmental, public health, and worker safety issues facing our society. Our specialists are passionately committed to creatively and strategically designing, building, and deploying data-driven applications and digital products that achieve our clients’ goals. We help government agencies, commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and universities access information faster than ever before, unleash the power of data, improve decision-making and knowledge transfer, and educate through Web-based training and e-learning. At the organization level, we apply our process analysis, systems thinking, digital-first approach to design scalable, interoperable enterprise systems that support business processes, information flows, reporting, and data analytics.

ERG commitment to accessibility and Section 508 compliance.

Research and Strategy
  • Creating efficiencies and advantage through Business Process Analysis
  • Strategies for a digital transformation
  • Digital and interactive customer engagement solutions
Design and Information Architecture
  • Rapid conceptualization and prototyping
  • Intelligent integration of technologies, platforms, and schemas
  • Systems architected for performance, security, interoperability
  • Cross-system interactions programmed to ensure data integrity
  • Database structures designed for high-capacity data integrations
Mobile and Web Development
  • Interfaces that deliver immediacy, responsiveness, and accessibility
  • Use of open standard/open source programming for adaptability
  • Cross-device fluidity and compatibility
  • Efficient navigation mechanisms and pathways
  • Balanced use of graphical control elements, text, visuals, multimedia
  • Content management system (CMS) implementations and migrations
Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Data roll-ups and granular outputs to support informed decision-making
  • Innovative statistical methodologies for high-value data insights
  • Dynamic data graphing with drill-downs, layers, and export capabilities
  • Snapshot visualizations for monitoring and assessing data quality
Geospatial, API, Social Mashups
  • Data conversion, cartographic design, and spatial analysis
  • Adept API implementation for accessing Web services and leveraging sharable functionalities
  • Dashboards that consolidate and extend an organization’s social media channels
Data Collection and Management
  • Reliable, secure, user-aware applications for online data submission
  • Intuitive mobile-friendly data collection forms and workflow processing
  • Robust visualization-based tool arrays for tracking, processing, and verifying collected data
  • Integration of collected data into analytics dashboards and field-support applications
Online Learning/Training
  • Reliance on proven instructional design methodologies 
  • Content delivery approach driven by learning objectives
  • Creative integration of text, interactions, graphics, and video
  • Emphasis on presentation pacing and experiential learning
  • Audience testing for training effectiveness/information retention
  • Reinforcing quizzes sequenced along learning pathways
  • Integration with LMS platform for user tracking and capture of final test scores


Screenshot of "How's My Waterway?" application page, highlighting Daily Cyanobacteria Estimates
Development of EPA’s “How’s My Waterway?” Application

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Screenshot of ECHO's Facility Search Results webpage
Supporting EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Digital ad photo for Recycle Smart showing a woman thinking about whether a pizza box is recyclable. Use the Recyclopedia to check what you can and can't recycle.
Recycle Smart MA

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Photo of a shower head spraying water
Shower and Household Water-Use Exposure (SHOWER) Model

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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Development of a Roadmap for Equity-Centered Data Strategic Planning

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Screenshot of first step of AVERT Web Edition
Development of EPA’s AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Photo of children outside a school bus door. Flyer of the EPA Clean School Bus Program
Support to EPA’s Clean School Bus Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Photo of screenshot for Contracts Management Database
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Management Database

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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Full-Spectrum Grant Administration Support for the MassCleanDiesel Program

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

photo of webpage showing pollution prevention environmental justice facility mapping tool
Targeting Grant Efforts to Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Development of EPA Construction Inspection Training Course

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

chart showing global warming potential results per gallon of recycled water delivered
NEWR Calculator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Aerial photo of the coast of a Caribbean island
Caribbean Regional Coastal Integrated Information Management System

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience at the University of West Indies, Mona

Screenshot of the EJSCREEN tool, with side-by-side maps of the same place; one highlights proximity and volume, the other highlights percent ratio of income to poverty level under 2.0
Improving EJSCREEN: A Tool for Advancing Environmental Justice

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Green Electronics Benefits Calculator

Global Electronics Council

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Offshore Wind Emission Estimation Tool

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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FDA Data Analysis and Search Host (DASH)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Screenshot of EPA's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Tool webpage showing four dropdown menus and images illustrating relative percentages of GHG emissions by emission type and economic sector
Digital Transformation of EPA's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Helping Green Freight Programs Succeed at Home and Abroad

International Council on Clean Transportation, Natural Resources Canada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1.5 trillion gallons of water saved since 2006!
Saving Water Through WaterSense

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Effluent flowing from two discharge pipes into a water body
Creating EPA’s DMR Pollutant Loading Tool

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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EPA's Report on the Environment

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Homepage of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council's "Ocean Planning in the Northeast" website, as shown on a tablet, mobile phone, desktop, and laptop computer
Ocean Planning in the Northeast

Northeast Regional Ocean Council

Screenshot of NOAA's FishWatch website homepage
NOAA FishWatch Website Redesign

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sparks fly from a circular saw operated by a worker cutting a rail on a railway
Development of OSHA's Severe Injury Report Capture Tool

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Screenshot of EPA's Green Infrastructure Wizard home page showing its "Quick Links" and "Explore" icons
Creating EPA's Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Covers and/or pages from several EPA "Climate Change Indicators in the United States" publications
Climate Indicators Report

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Service Area Leads

Photo of Kurt Cabral

As an instructional design expert, I create trainings that help learners problem-solve, plan, and most importantly, get things done. A well-conceived and well-constructed training provides a foundation for individual growth and serves as a key contributor to organizational change.

Kurt Cabral

Meghan Camp

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed integrating my engineering background and environmental program expertise to design data systems and tools that effectively convey complex environmental information in a way that provides context and meaning to the public.

Meghan Camp

Photo of Craig Cheney

After 30 years of consulting to federal agencies and departments I care passionately about, I have come to appreciate how important new data and application-sharing tools are to achieving environmental and energy goals. I am grateful that, as this stage of my career, I can bring a highly diverse combination of insights, perspectives, and skill sets to help my clients achieve their goals.

Craig Cheney

Brad Cooper

As a dedicated software engineer, I thrive on the myriad of challenges in the IT field, including keeping pace with quickly evolving technologies and processes, assembling the right IT and subject experts for each project, and creating cost-effective solutions that excel in helping clients fulfill their mission.

Brad Cooper

Linda Diamond

My greatest professional satisfaction has been working with tremendously dedicated colleagues and clients to design, develop, and implement technology solutions for some of our most pressing  environmental, health, and safety challenges. 

Linda Diamond

Photo of Eva Knoth

I find it energizing to develop tools that help users improve their knowledge of environmental data and perform novel analyses, and I am always inspired when I see how these tools help our clients become even more effective at performing their work and solving environmental problems.

Eva Knoth

Photo of Adam Langmaid

I’m passionate about helping people build and use software solutions to collect, manage, and visualize data about public health and the environment.

Adam Langmaid

Photo of Brandin McDonough

We learn near our highest potential when we immerse ourselves outside our comfort zone, get lost, fall down, and persevere until our experience outweighs self-doubt.

Brandin McDonough

Valerie Overton

In today’s world, pioneering innovative solutions requires collaboration between all of us: the people, interested parties, subject experts, information technologists, communicators, and others. I’m proud to be part of an organization that is built around an inclusive approach to progress. ERG empowers us to conceive forward-looking ideas and develop new solutions to meet our present and future needs.

Valerie Overton

Photo of Molly Rodgers

You can build software and tools anywhere and for any reason. I’m proud to lead efforts to build software and tools that enable data-driven analyses and decisions to protect human health and the environment.

Molly Rodgers

photo of Andrew Stoeckle

I love figuring how to take what is often a firehose flow of complex environmental data and make it simpler and easy to understand. And that’s a pretty good metaphor for our team: we are technologically sophisticated, creative, and easy to work with.

Andrew Stoeckle

Hui Zhou

I love the creative process and am passionate about new frontiers in information technology. Working alongside the talented and dedicated professionals at ERG is truly inspiring. What brings me the most satisfaction is delivering innovative solutions to our clients under challenging circumstances.

Hui Zhou