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Energy + Carbon Reduction

Turning sustainability commitments into financial opportunities.

Burns guides our clients through the operational considerations, technology options, and design scenarios for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and beneficial electrification.

Planning & Consulting

  • Facility and Campus Decarbonization Plans
  • Electrification Feasibility and Transition Plans
  • Carbon Accounting
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Performance Contracting
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Grant and Rebate Applications

Building Electrification & Efficiency

  • HVAC Selection and Design
  • Central Plant Optimization
  • Power Supply and Back-Up Power Systems
  • Electric Distribution Systems
  • Load Forecasting
  • Energy Audits
  • Building Modeling
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Thermal Recovery Systems
  • Lighting Retrofits and Controls

Distributed Generation & Microgrids

  • Interconnection Engineering and Utility Agreements
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Combined Heat and Power Plants
  • Fuel Cells
  • Electrical Distribution Infrastructure

Zero-Emission Mobility

  • Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Fleet Storage and Maintenance Facilities
  • Refueling Facilities
  • ZEM System Selection
  • Fleet Management Systems

Burns has expertise in these areas to:

Inspire with implementation roadmaps and master plans for decarbonization, clean energy, energy conservation, and alternative fuel initiatives.

Create innovative designs and construction solutions that maximize market opportunities, incentives, and emerging technologies.

Deliver resilient energy infrastructure and high-performance facility upgrades, including state-of-the-art microgrids that can minimize costs and achieve sustainability goals.  

Meet Our Team

Michael Walton, PE

Vice President, Facilities & Infrastructure – Philadelphia Region

David Smith

Business Development Manager, Power & Utilities

Bruno Fiorentino, PE

Vice President, Technical Quality