The Cadmus Group, Inc., has announced a strategic acquisition that will catapult the energy, environmental, and public health consultancy to the forefront of firms providing creative, multidisciplinary sustainability solutions for the built environment.
Cadmus completed the acquisition of Constructive Technologies Group (CTG) at the end of December 2011. Based in Irvine, Calif., CTG comprises a pair of consulting firms: CTG Energetics, which focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings and communities, and CTG Forensics, which applies building science to projects to reduce risk or respond to failures.
"This is another exciting and significant moment for Cadmus and its fast-growing group of employee-owners," said Ian Kline, Cadmus president and chief executive officer (CEO).
"With our acquisition of CTG, we add an exceptionally talented and experienced group of colleagues who share our commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to environmental, energy, public health and other social good issues in support of our clients. By combining CTG's team with our outstanding green building staff, Cadmus is positioned to become the leading player in this important market," he said.
CTG brings to Cadmus a strong presence in the green and high-performance building marketplace, counting as clients such organizations as Adobe Systems, MGM Resorts International, Google, U.S. Green Building Council, Cushman & Wakefield, American Campus Communities, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Hyundai Motors, and the U.S. General Services Administration, as well as universities, architecture firms, and real estate management and development companies.
Cadmus delivers green building services to the government sector, working closely with federal, state, and local government clients to design energy efficiency programs based on the highly successful ENERGY STAR model. In addition, Cadmus supports utilities with planning, design, evaluation, and measurement and verification programs to determine the impact of energy savings programs. Both firms are involved in the development of green building rating systems around the world and the provision of corporate sustainability advisory services in support of initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
"Combining CTG's industry-leading building performance practice with the resources and technical breadth of Cadmus will enable us to expand our impact on 'making the planet a better place,'" noted Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., CTG's founder and CEO.
"The environmental challenges facing business and society are huge, and with this merger we are better positioned to help solve them. At the same time, we thrilled to join a partner firm that has a similar mission-based culture and commitment to its employees that are very special and important to CTG," he said.
Dr. Lewis, who was recently selected by the Green Building Certification Institute for the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, will join Cadmus' executive committee.
In 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine cited CTG as a Green Building industry leader and named it a Top 100 Company to Watch. CTG will operate under the Cadmus name, and Cadmus will maintain CTG's offices in Oakland, Calif., and Denver, Colo., as well as its Irvine headquarters.
"CTG is a fantastic match for Cadmus," said Mr. Kline. "Our technical capabilities are wonderfully complementary and our strategic vision and aspirations are perfectly aligned. Clients of both organizations will benefit greatly from this merger."
CTG has a technical staff of 30, which, when added to Cadmus' green building team, gives Cadmus more than 75 technical consultants in its high-performance-building consulting practice. The combined companies will have a technical staff of close to 400 professionals. Financial details of employee-owned Cadmus' merger with closely held CTG have not been released.
About The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus helps government, non-profit, and corporate clients address critical challenges in the environmental, energy and public health protection sectors. We provide an array of research and analytical services in the United States and abroad, specializing in solving complex problems that demand innovative, multidisciplinary thinking. Our major service areas are water, energy services, social marketing and market transformation, health policy and communications, green building, international development, and strategic environmental consulting.
Our staff includes scientists; engineers; statisticians; economists; MBAs; marketing, public relations, and communications professionals; attorneys; information technology specialists; and public policy analysts. Many of our senior consultants are nationally recognized experts in their fields, and several serve on high-level U.S. government science advisory boards.