Mike Calabrese Appointed Vice President of ASHRAE Philadelphia

Michael Calabrese, PE, CEM, LEED® AP, was recently appointed to the 2017-2018 Board of Governors as Vice President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Philadelphia Chapter. Mike is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Burns’ Energy and Utilities Group. ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for… Read More

Burns Exhibiting at Florida Airports Council Conference

Burns is exhibiting at the 48th Annual Florida Airports Council Conference and Exposition, July 23-26, in Miami Beach, Florida. This year’s conference focuses on Florida’s growing influence in global air travel and trade, and features nationally-recognized speakers and panels of subject-matter experts. Dom Nessi, title at Burns, is also serving as a panelist on the “Innovation/Future/Technology” panel at… Read More

John Ball, PE

John Ball, PE, Joins Burns, Adds Depth to Growing Southeast Operation

Burns is excited to welcome John Ball, PE, to the company as a Senior Mechanical Engineer in our Orlando, Florida office.  John adds tremendous technical expertise to our already strong team, and allows us to continue providing solutions to help our clients meet their project goals. John has over 20 years of experience providing exceptional… Read More

Burns Upgrades High Temperature Hot Water System for SUNY Stony Brook

Burns is performing a comprehensive assessment and design improvements for the High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) system at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Stony Brook’s HTHW system provides heating for the campus’ over 10 million square feet of educational and research facilities.  The system, comprised of both a tunnel-based piping… Read More

Burns Grows Central Florida Presence, Opens New Orlando Office

We have expanded our presence in Central Florida, and are excited to announce our new office location in downtown Orlando to support our growth in the region! Our new space ensures we continue to deliver extraordinary value to our growing list of Florida and Southeastern US clients, and enables us to attract the very best… Read More

Burns Working with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on Advanced Microgrid Design Tool

Burns is proud to announce that we have recently commenced work with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) on another exciting Department of Energy project to develop advanced software tools for the design and optimization of microgrids.  In 2014, Burns was chosen by LBNL as one of its original industry partners, supporting field testing of “DER-CAM,”… Read More

St. Louis TRRA Makes Exciting Progress with Positive Train Control

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) recently hit a major milestone – wayside installation for their new positive train control (PTC) system is now substantially complete.  Installation of wayside equipment to enable PTC connectivity at 13 locations on two sides of the Mississippi River, including two bridges, paves the way for full integration… Read More

Airport Communications Centers Guidebook for TRB

Burns Completes Airport Communications Centers Guidebook for Transportation Research Board

Burns recently completed the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) 10-20 “Guidance for Planning, Design, and Operations of Airport Communications Centers” for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). ACRP 10-20 focuses on best practices and approaches for the design, development and implementation of airport communications centers (ACC) at large, medium and small airports. ACC commonly describes the… Read More

Joseph W. Pegnetter

Joseph Pegnetter Appointed 2-Year Director of ASHE Harrisburg

Joe Pegnetter, PE, was recently appointed 2-year Director of the American Society of Highway Engineers’ (ASHE) Harrisburg Chapter. He was installed for his 2-year term at the ASHE Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 11th. Joe is a Bridge Project Manager for Burns. ASHE provides a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to… Read More

Matthew Burns Speaks at Culture & Talent Conference

On Friday, May 12th, Matthew Burns participated in the “Creating Engaging Cultures” panel at the 2017 Midatlantic Employers’ Association’s (MEA) 2017 Culture & Talent Conference in Conshohocken, PA.  Matt, along with two other business leaders, discussed how high-performance workplace cultures have helped their companies achieve business success.  Matt highlighted unique ways that Burns employees live the… Read More


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