Founded in 1984, Eastern Research Group, also known as ERG, is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides a range of professional services to clients in the private and public sectors. It employs a staff of writers, editors, designers, media specialists, meeting planners, Web programmers, engineers and trainers. The company offers strategic planning, market and media research, and on-site management and facilitation services. In addition, ERG provides data processing, compliance management and statistical analysis services. Its economic research services include survey design and implementation, benchmarking, and market and econometric modeling. The company assists government agencies and consumers to understand the environmental and economic impacts of energy consumption. ERG provides process mapping and characterization, inspection, pollution prevention, and waste identification and sampling services. It also offers site selection, design, demolition planning and environmental management services. The company maintains one of its locations in Chantilly, Va.