Sustainability, Compliance, & Environmental Services

Developing and integrating sustainability and compliance elements into your strategic plan is becoming increasingly important for all types of businesses and organizations. Our team of sustainability engineers and compliance experts can help you to identify your issues and goals, prioritize those issues from both a sustainability and commercial point of view, and map out a short and long-term strategy that will reduce financial risk and inefficiencies. Our leadership team has extensive expertise in a wide range sustainability, compliance, and environmental discipline, having completed hundreds of such project in both the public and private sectors.

Division Services

Our professional services are organized into five primary focus areas.

Team Qualifications

Our leadership team includes a range of specialists and subject matter experts.

Project Experience

Our team’s experience includes a long list of high-profile clients and projects.

Division Services

Our services are organized into 5 primary focus areas, including sustainability, compliance, health and safety, environmental assessment, and contamination remediation. Our leadership team includes experts who have a long history of working with high-profile clients and government agencies.  Our professional services are delivered through a combination of our highly-qualified in-house team, extended team, partners, and subcontractors.

Environmental Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Our Sustainability & Renewable Energy team has most recently been involved with the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) in the efforts to advance the project directives at a much faster rate. In addition, our team Director has spent much of the past 3 years working with research teams at several top-tier universities in Asia and the Middle East to confront the growing problems with sea level rise and climate migration issues.   

  • Environmental Sustainability Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies
  • Fossil Fuel Use Reduction Plans
  • Remote Off-Grid Renewable Energy 
  • Government Grants for Renewable Energy
  • LEED and Green Space Design
  • Emissions Assessment & Reduction Plans
  • Coastal Zone Resource Management
  • Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  • Solid Waste Reduction Plans

Regulatory Compliance & Environmental Policy

Our leadership team includes 4 engineers with extensive backgrounds in complex environmental resource permitting in some of the most sensitive areas in the world, including the Everglades and South Florida’s intercoastal waterways and wetlands. Our team also has a deep background in airport and seaport environmental compliance auditing, including the 3 largest ports in Florida.

  • Environmental Policy & Regulation Development
  • Complex Environmental Resource Permitting
  • Industrial Facility Compliance Audits
  • Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permitting
  • EPA Title V & FESOP Air Permitting 
  • Stormwater Management & Permitting
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Asbestos, & Mold
  • Seaport & Airport Environmental Compliance
  • Green House Gas Monitoring and Reporting
  • Toxic Emission Assessments

Health, Safety, & Hazardous Materials Management

With the ever-changing and expanding scope of environmental impact assessments, our team has an entire team on standby to cover all essential aspects of such studies and NRDAs. Our team includes a unique combination of scientists, engineers, financial experts, and attorneys, which greatly enhances our ability to perform typica due diligence assessments with detailed road maps for resolving issues and eliminating risks to expedite property transactions without complicating the transaction with unnecessary activities.

  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Industrial Waste Stream Analysis
  • Hazardous Materials Inventory
  • Waste Reduction, Treatment, & Disposal 
  • Environmental Health and Safety Plans
  • Emergency and Spill Response Plans
  • Personal Protective Equipment Consulting
  • Hazardous Waste Manifesting and Disposal
  • Health & Safety Planning and Reporting
  • Regulatory Agency Negotiation

Environmental Assessment & Due Diligence

With the ever-changing and expanding scope of environmental impact assessments, our team has an entire team on standby to cover all essential aspects of such studies and NRDAs. Our team includes a unique combination of scientists, engineers, financial experts, and attorneys, which greatly enhances our ability to perform typica due diligence assessments with detailed road maps for resolving issues and eliminating risks to expedite property transactions without complicating the transaction with unnecessary activities.

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments 
  • Wetlands and Wildlife Assessments
  • Environment, Social, & Governance (ESG) 
  • Phase I & II Environmental Due Diligence
  • Air, Water, and Soil Contaminant Modeling
  • Contamination Assessment Reporting
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport Analysis
  • Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
  • Contamination Migration Assessments

Contamination Remediation & Risk Mitigation

We take great pride in employing innovative strategies for managing and resolving risks associated with soil and groundwater contamination. Our combined team of engineers and attorneys work together to find the optimal solution by engaging and working closing with regulatory agencies to close out issues quickly, usually by combining our engineering approach with a range of legal tools and techniques that are often overlooked by most environmental consultants.

  • Soil & Groundwater Treatment Systems 
  • In-Situ Engineering Controls 
  • Ecological Risk Mitigation
  • Contaminated Soil & Water Treatment
  • Eco-friendly Bioremediation 
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Wetland Design and Construction
  • Treatment Feasibility & Pilot Studies
  • Soil excavation and Landfill capping
  • Environmental Cost Cap Insurance
  • Institutional Controls and Deed Restrictions

CULTIVA's Commitment to Health & Safety

CULTIVA’s health and safety program enforces and enhances our strong commitment to safety.  Each work day before a project begins, our site supervisor conducts a safety orientation. All employees and subcontractors are required to attend.

The day’s specific safety hazards and solutions are discussed. In addition to the corporate health and safety manual, a site-specific health and safety plan is always prepared and followed. An activity hazard analysis is used to address each identified hazard. A copy is reviewed and kept with the site superintendent along with MSDS information, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and other safety gear while on the project site.

All employees and subcontractors working on project sites are required to have their 40 Hour HAZWOPPER certification. Supervisors have additional training in CPR, confined space entry, respiratory protection, and hazard communications, and project-specific training is also provided as needed.

CULTIVA’s Environmental & Sustainability NAICS Codes

562112

562910

541620

541330

924110

CULTIVA is organized into 4 primary divisions, each one having their own series of specialized NAICS codes.  Internally, our team has expertise in 23 different areas, while our strategic partners and subcontractors cover hundreds more.

Team Leadership & Qualifications

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our team’s collective expertise, past and current clients, and project experience are ideally suited to lead and participate in small- and large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention our clients have come to expect.

  • Robert Bonewit
  • Dr. Washington

Robert Bonewit, J.D., LEED AP
Chief Strategy Officer
Director of Environmental & Sustainability Services

Education & Registrations

Juris Doctorate, Environmental Law
Nova University,
Davie, FL

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL

LEED Accredited Professional (AP)
Green Building Design,
Pompano, FL

OSHA Hazardous Materials Health & Safety Certificate
(29 CFR 1910.120) Jacksonville, FL

Professional Summary

Mr. Bonewit joined Cultiva Global Solutions in 2020, serving as both the Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Environmental & Sustainability Services Division. Combining a BS degree in environmental engineering and a Juris Doctorate in Environmental Law with more than 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Bonewit has a wide range of expertise in environmental engineering, eco-sustainability, and atmospheric climate research.

Mr. Bonewit began his engineering career at AECOM in 1995, and since then, has successfully directed or managed more than 250 environmental projects in 23 U.S. states and 9 countries. He has served as a sustainability engineer, compliance expert, and risk management specialist on more than 200 domestic and international projects.

While leading the Environmental & Sustainability Division at CULTIVA is his primary focus, he also continues to consult for numerous foreign regulatory agencies and research institutions, as well as top-tier  universities and multi-national corporations, on their environmental, sustainability, and climate change research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Natural Resource Permitting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Soil and Groundwater Assessment
  • Contamination Remediation
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Title V Federal Air Permitting
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • OSHA Health & Safety
  • LEED Green Building Design
  • Wetlands Mitigation
  • Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Atmospheric Climate Science
  • Stormwater Management
  • Waste Stream Analysis

Dr. Samuel Washington
Director, SUBR Office of Governmental Services (Formerly CEES)
Chief Environmental Chemist

Education & Registrations

Doctorate of Philosophy, Analytical Chemistry
Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, LA

Masters of Science, Organic Chemistry
University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, NE

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
NE Louisiana University,
Monroe, LA

Professional Summary

Dr. Samuel Washington has over 43 years of combined experience in higher education and industry. Dr. Washington currently serves as Director for the Office of Governmental Contracting Services at Southern University, Baton Rouge. Dr. Washington was instrumental in initiating the first DoD Mentor-Protégé Program and Student Mentor-Protégé Program at Southern University, which led to the development of contracting work with various federal agencies. Dr. Washington, through his dedication to enhancing the university in partnering efforts with the public and private sector, provided the incentives for the selection by NASA in the current Mentor Protégé Program with the Boeing Company.

The partnering with a major firm and NASA provides training and business opportunities in contracting  for the university    Prior to his work at Southern, Dr. Washington worked for 20 years in the field of research and development at the Dow Chemical Company, Plaquemines, Louisiana. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Southern.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Soil and Groundwater Assessment
  • Contamination Remediation
  • GIS Environmental Mapping
  • Research and Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Toxic Substance Compliance Training
  • Waste Characterization and Disposal
  • Wetlands and Estuary Assessment
  • Product Quality Analysis
  • Production and Process Optimization
  • Interpretative Mass Spectrometry
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Statistical Analysis Systems
  • Information Technology Integration
  • Crisis Analysis and Response

Clients and Past Performance

Our Sustainability, Compliance, & Environmental Division has assembled a team with a broad and rich portfolio of clients and projects.  Our collective expertise and past performance are ideally suited to lead and participate in large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention that CULTIVA has long been known to provide to clients.  Here are just a few of our team’s high-profile clients and projects

Current & Former Clients

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Education
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
  • Russia’s Marine Hydrophysical Institute
  • Indonesian Meteorology & Climatology Agency
  • Basque Center for Climate Change
  • Japan Atomic Energy Association (JAEA)
  • European Union Joint Research Centre
  • Shaw Coastal
  • Terracon
  • AECOM
  • Global Resource Solutions
  • Black & Veatch
  • Tetra Tech
  • CH2MHILL
  • CB&I
  • HDR Engineering
  • Halcrow
  • Bio Engineering
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Hanson Professional Services
  • Kimley-Horn Associates
  • Craven Thompson Engineering
  • British Petroleum (BP)
  • Shell Oil
  • Exxon Mobil

Project Experience

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our collective expertise and past performance are ideally suited to lead and participate in large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, Louisiana NASA, Boeing, Jacobs

Key responsibilities included the assessment of site infrastructure,  including an energy assessments, energy reduction planning, HVAC efficiency, environmental compliance, and preparation of a facilities conditional management report. More recently, our engineers provided reliability engineering to evaluate Cell D, the manufacturing unit for designing and manufacturing rocket external tanks. Additional projects are currently in development.

Planning and Ecological Services, Upper Mississippi River Army Corp of Engineers, St. Louis District

Numerous planning studies and engineering assessments for the US Army Corps of Engineering. The projects were completed under the contract and included a Fish Passage Improvements Ecosystem Restoration Plan and a Flood Plain Management Services Program (FPMS), as well as Collating and analyzing information on geomorphology, soils, elevation/topography related to flood frequency contours, and river and floodplain hydrology.

Fukushima Radiation Assessment Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Our Environmental & Sustainability division has more than 20 years of Brownfields Redevelopment experience on more than 20 sites, mostly in the eastern United States. One particularly unique project was undertaken in 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Due to widespread groundwater issues associated with chlorinated solvent contamination, the engineers designed a redundant treatment system capable of recovering contaminated groundwater from beneath the new building’s 15-foot-thick concrete foundation.

Eco-Sustainability Feasibility Study
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

From 2012 to the present, commercial development has been rapidly expanding along Cabo San Lucas’ Pacific Coast.  This highly-sensitive area has been designated by the government and developers as a test-ground for the integration of eco-sustainability solutions to reduce the operational carbon footprint.  Cultiva’s Environmental Director conducted a eco-sustainability feasibility study for a planned community that integrated large-scale solar and wind power, along with more than 10 other sustainability technologies.

Vision Curacao 2030: Sustainability Study
Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea

This project was completed in 2020 and involved the analysis of seven key aspects most likely to affect the Curacao’s social fabric from 2020 to 2030, including government and governance, food and climate change, healthcare, community health, science and education, technology, and the economy.  With these criteria, 4 future scenarios were evaluated, ranging from a completely centralized society and economy to a completely decentralized model.  These different models were applied to the island’s infrastructure, including its harbors and airports, utilities, roads, healthcare, education, and law enforcement to predict how society would function under different types of stressors, and mitigation strategies were then developed.

Biodiesel & Ethanol Feasibility Studies Southeastern United States

From 2011-2017, one of Cultiva’s leading engineers conducted feasibility studies for multiple biodiesel and ethanol production companies. Among the analysis conducted in the studing were crop yield comparison analysis, stress testing of market price fluctuations and production costs, and relative changes in supply and demand for biodiesel, ethanol, and their byproducts generated during the  production and refinement processes

EPA Brownfields Redevelopment
Eastern United States

With consultation from one of our newest team members, The River’s Edge project opened on the former Traverse City Iron Works site along the Boardman River.

The 7-acre site had sat empty since 1984 due to contamination by iron slag, leaking fuel and other chemicals throughout the property. The state approved more than $3.5 million in tax capture financing for the project;

Port Everglades Environmental Compliance Audit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CULTIVA’s team of seaport and airport environmental engineers and scientists have been involved in small- and large-scale projects at more than 30 airports in 11 states., most of which are located along the eastern seaboard. One of the busiest is Port Everglades, spent more than 2 years conducting a facility-wide compliance audit to create an environmental management system (EMS) designed to simplify their operations and improve their role as a steward of South Florida’s intercoastal waterways.