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Seattle Selects Burns as On-Call Electrification and Grid Modernization Consultant

Buns looks forward to supporting Seattle City Light (SCL) fulfill their ambitious grid modernization strategy. The first electric utility to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, SCL continues their forward-looking role providing reliable, sustainable, resilient and equitable power for the City of Seattle. In preparation for large-scale electrification of the city’s transportation sector — from transit… Read More

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Burns Supports New Jersey Transit’s Zero-Emission Bus Garage Modernization Plan

New Jersey Transit (NJT) plans to transform 16 agency garages as part of a clean-energy strategy that will convert the agency’s entire bus fleet to zero-emission operations by 2040. A multi-stage overhaul of the country’s fifth-largest bus transit system’s maintenance garages will be necessary to accommodate demands of new electric charging infrastructure. Likely upgrades will… Read More

JFK Landside Aerial | Rendering courtesy of PANYNJ

Burns Guides John F. Kennedy International Airport Redevelopment Program

Burns is advising the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with owner representation services during redevelopment of the John F. Kennedy International Airport central terminal. Burns’ role will support installation of communications infrastructure, facilitating a major reconfiguration of the central terminal roadways and construction of a new ground transportation center. The JFK Vision… Read More

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson Lights Up Burns’ Healthcare Designs

Burns welcomes the addition of architectural lighting specialist Julie Johnson to lead the company’s Healthcare Lighting Studio. Recognizing the essential role of lighting design for high-quality patient care, Julie brings 15 years of experience focused on lighting technology innovations and design solutions that can maximize healing environments. “Lighting benefits go beyond financial savings and improved… Read More

Exterior view of Mount Sinai Hospital

Burns Kicks Off Mount Sinai Hospital Fire-Safety Evaluation

Burns is advising the Mount Sinai Health System on strategies to cost-effectively improve fire-protection systems for two hospital campuses. To support Mount Sinai’s fire-safety master planning process, Burns is documenting fire-protection systems and performing a comprehensive equipment analysis. The evaluation will review: Current capacity of sprinkler-system components, Emergency power distribution necessary to support the hospital… Read More

Clean vehicle charging | Photo courtesy of PANYNJ

Burns Advises Port Authority’s Clean Vehicle Strategy

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a nationwide leader in the transition to electric vehicle fleets. Ambitious procurement goals have PANYNJ on track to own 100-percent electric light-duty vehicles by 2030 and 50-percent electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2035. With hundreds of vehicles currently located across dozens of facilities,… 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

Newark Liberty International Airport Runway 4R-22L Recognized Among New Jersey’s Leading Capital Projects

Congratulations to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), recipient of a 2022 Leading Capital Construction Project award! The New Jersey Alliance for Action each year recognizes innovative and landmark construction initiatives that improve the state’s economy. Burns was among the PANYNJ partners honored for the successful rehabilitation of Newark Liberty International… Read More

View of Highland Park High School - a microgrid will provide resilient, solar-powered electricity during an extended power outage

Burns Designs Highland Park Resilient Microgrid

Burns is supporting the New Jersey Borough of Highland Park with development of a microgrid that will provide resilient, solar-powered electricity for a dozen municipal and privately owned properties. The microgrid will make Highland Park less vulnerable during power disruptions, potentially improving municipal emergency response capabilities. Highland Park is among eight municipalities to receive incentives… Read More

Anthony LoCicero

Anthony LoCicero Serves as SEAA Awards Judge

Burns Project Manager Anthony LoCicero III, PE, LEED® AP is honored to serve as a judge for this year’s Steel Erectors Association of America national awards program. SEAA recognizes the country’s most exemplary structural steel projects. The Project of the Year awards give special consideration to projects that uphold the industry’s high expectations for safety,… Read More


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