Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. – Consulting

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Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. – Consulting

Stewardship through Innovation

About the Company:

At Cavanaugh, stewardship through innovation is more than a tagline – it’s the way they work together to reduce waste and make smart infrastructure investments that support safe, sustainable supplies of water and energy for our growing world. What you do matters to many people – and they help you do it as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible.

Incorporated in 1995, Cavanaugh is a consulting firm that develops innovative solutions and programs that optimize water efficiency and waste-to-energy.

Their primary market focus for these services centers around North Carolina and expands organically to the neighboring states of South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.

In the Waste-to-Energy industry, they continue to expand their reach in areas where the production, processing, and preservation of food are of great importance, and the best management practices relating to agricultural wastes leads to the recycling of organics. The creation of an energy product, in the form of biogas or synthetic natural gas, has been identified as a primary focus for their efforts.

The creative thought that Cavanaugh brings helps to bring buried infrastructure in full focus and wasted resources – water losses and bioenergy – into clarified thought and strategies for addressing that move it beyond “we need to do this” and deliver upon “we are doing this.”

About the Solution:

With rising energy and waste disposal costs, many businesses are evaluating waste conversion/management systems to minimize future expenses and replace “dirty” energy with clean renewables.

But to achieve the economic returns that are needed to justify the expense of bioenergy systems, the value of various energy offtakes, nutrient offtakes, and other products must be considered.

To Improve confidence and minimize risks, Cavanaugh offers these services:

  • Feasibility Analysis - Cavanaugh helps develop a more informed business plan, based on inputs that are credible and directly correlated to their business plan. They also routinely help clients perform feedstock characterizations, feedstock valuations, technology assessments, prepare pro formas, and describe applicable permitting and regulatory requirements.
  • Validation- Cavanaugh performs validation to accurately assess the percentage or probability that the projections and recommendations in the project accurately match the outcome. The Validation Study also identifies gaps in the information that lead to inaccurate projections for costs, operations, and revenues.
  • Implementation- Cavanaugh frequently provides implementation assistance ranging from simply helping them put together a project execution plan to assisting with the vendor selection process, offtake agreement negotiation, and support needed to finance, build, and commission a system. They also provide design services, particularly for systems that precede and follow the waste conversion process.
  • Optimization- As systems age, performance may decline. Cavanaugh can help clients identify the performance detractors, develop a plan to remedy the issues, and provide ongoing operational assistance to ensure optimal performance.
  • Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. Winston-Salem, , NC United States (877) 557-8923 Visit Company Website

    Solution Type

    • Services


    • Consultant


    • Other
    • Services


    • GHG
    • Nitrogen
    • Odor
    • Pathogens
    • Phosphorous
    • Storage

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    Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

    Consultants, Developers & Service Providers:  

    • Can be an integral part of a project team
    • Generally used to provide specific expertise or to reduce the responsibility or risk
    • Most projects have at least some Consultants, Developers and Service Providers
    • Consultants are generally hired to oversee or advise in a specific area of expertise
    • Developers usually are responsible for the entire project
    • Service Providers typically provide services in a particular area of expertise
    • No Consultant, Developer or Service Provider can make a bad project successful


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