Michael Partney

Michael Partney Joins Burns’ Growing Houston Team

Burns welcomes the addition of project manager Michael Partney. Michael will apply insights from a three-decade career overseeing the planning, feasibility, design, and construction stages for a wide range of highly sophisticated, critical infrastructure projects. Past projects include hospital and educational campus expansions, biomedical and petrochemical laboratory facilities, and large-scale international commercial developments. “Working across… Read More

Penn Museum

University of Pennsylvania Enhances Steam System Redundancy

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed construction of a redundant steam distribution pipeline, improving reliability, safety and performance for the campus-wide heating system. A high-efficiency district energy system connects Vicinity Energy’s Philadelphia steam-generation plant to the university through multiple access points. To bolster steam-supply redundancy and to enhance building comfort, Burns provided mechanical design and… Read More

Michael P. Walton, PE

Mike Walton, PE Energizes Burns’ Facilities Engineering Services

Burns announces the promotion of Mike Walton, PE to the role of Vice President, Facilities and Infrastructure. Mike leads Burns’ industry-leading suite of advanced-power, zero-emission mobility, and high-performance facility engineering services. Working across disciplines, Mike has a unique ability to bring design solutions to life, effectively communicating with his team, partners and clients to overcome… Read More

Pratt Institute

Burns Undertakes Upgrades to Historic Pratt Institute Steam System

Burns is leading an overhaul of the high-pressure steam system at Pratt Institute’s 25-acre Brooklyn campus. The upgrade will ultimately achieve a reduction in the fine arts university’s greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate compliance with New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act. Consistent with a university goal of reducing emissions 40 percent by 2040, Pratt plans… Read More

Exterior view of DuBois College House Residence Hall

Burns Oversees University of Pennsylvania Air Conditioning Upgrades

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed improvements to the last five dorms on campus without air conditioning. As a subconsultant to CICADA Architecture, Burns performed feasibility studies, design and construction-administration services for the two-year project. Engineering services included mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural disciplines. The university extended campus chilled water services to reach King’s Court,… Read More

Burns Helps NYU Increase Infrastructure Reliability

Burns is currently working with New York University (NYU) to increase the reliability and efficiency of mechanical and plumbing pumping systems across its campus – a massive campus that accommodates over 40,000 students, and has buildings spread throughout the city, from midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village, and even downtown Brooklyn. Burns performed extensive field surveys… Read More

Burns Welcomes Jorge Davila, PE, Strengthening Florida Presence and Facilities Expertise

Jorge Davila, PE, recently joined Burns as a Senior Electrical Engineer in our Orlando, Florida office. With over 17 years of experience leading large, complex projects throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Jorge’s expertise includes healthcare, central energy plants, laboratories, and cogeneration facilities, in both the private and federal sectors. He also… Read More

Michael Walton Presenting on Battery Energy Storage at KAPPA Meeting

On Thursday, March 29th, Mike Walton, PE, DGCP, is presenting “Battery Energy Storage System Applications for your College Campus” at the KAPPA 2018 Spring Meeting in State College, PA. Mike’s presentation will focus on how the latest in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can be applied in a college or university setting, and will review… Read More

Burns Exhibiting at IDEA CampusEnergy 2018

Burns is exhibiting at the IDEA CampusEnergy 2018 Conference, March 5-9, in Baltimore, Maryland.  This year’s conference, “Sharing Solutions, Sustaining Our Future”, will explore emerging technologies and innovative policies to advance a new paradigm for campus energy systems. Visit us in Booth #82 to meet our energy experts and discuss microgrids, energy storage, resilient CHP,… 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


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