Edesia is a non-profit company that produces ready-to-use therapeutic foods, partnering with organizations such as UNICEF, the USDA and the World Food Programme. In 2014, the company relocated from East Greenwich into a larger space at the Quonset Business Park, lured by the Park’s attractive site-readiness packages.
DiPrete Engineering teamed with RGB Architects to design and permit Edesia’s new headquarters, which features 80,000 sf of manufacturing and office space. DiPrete lead the permitting through the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Quonset Development Corporation. Engineering tasks included design of sand filters and infiltration ponds for stormwater management, conceptual designs to accommodate a future railroad spur, utility connections, and grease-trap design for laboratory process waste. DiPrete also provided landscape architecture services that included specifications for environmentally conscience plantings that tolerate dry conditions and negate the use of an irrigation system.