Sustainability Projects

2012 Sustainability Report
Location: Chicago
Client: MillerCoors
Description: 

Content development for MillerCoors 2012 Sustainability Report.

99-MW Wind Energy Acquisition
Location: Minnesota
Client: Confidential
Description: 

Siting and acquisition assistance for a confidential client for a 99-MW wind farm under development in Minnesota by a third party, including environmental and permitting reviews, windshield surveys, due diligence and GIS mapping.

Army Aviation Support Facility
Location: Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Client: Missouri Army National Guard
Description: 

Facility to provide direct maintenance and operation support for a new battalion of AH-64 attack aircraft.

Asti Winery Solar Photovoltaic System
Location: Alexander Valley, Calif.
Client: Q10 Churchill Financial
Description: 

As the bank's engineer for Q10 Churchill Financial, Burns & McDonnell provided an independent assessment of design and construction of the 1-MW Asti Winey Solar Photovoltaic System.

Biogas Utilization System for Manufacturing Facility
Location: Richland, Wash.
Client: Penford Foods
Description: 

Audit, design and implementation of a first-of-its-kind "green energy" project, an industrial wastewater anaerobic digester gas utilization system for Penford Food Ingredients Co.'s Richland, Wash., modified potato starch manufacturing facility.

Corporate Environmental Responsibility Report & Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Location: Dallas
Client: AMR, parent company of American Airlines
Description: 

Preparation of a corporate environmental responsibility report in which a greenhouse gas inventory was a critical component for American Airlines.

Delaware Mountain Collector Line
Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Client: National Wind Power
Description: 

A 9-mile, 34.5-kV vertical collector line for 40 wind turbines through difficult terraine in Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas for National Wind Power.

Education City Student Housing Complex
Location: Doha, Qatar
Client: Qatar Foundation
Description: 

Architectural and engineering design of two energy-independent, 350,000-square-foot, six-building student housing complexes in Doha, Qatar, designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Energy Performance Contract & Master Utilities Plan - UMKC
Location: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Client: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Description: 

An investment grade audit and energy savings plan of the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus to identify energy cost savings to fund system retrofits and capital costs to replace the existing chilled water plant.

Interconnection Feasibility Studies
Location: California
Client: Padoma Wind Power LLC
Description: 

Generation interconnection feasibility studies in California for Padoma Wind Power to identify transmission system impacts that result from a generation interconnection.

Iowa Wind Energy Acquisition
Location: Iowa
Client: Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
Description: 

Due diligence for the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. for acquiring a 99-MW wind farm under development by a third party in Iowa, including environmental and permitting reviews, windshield surveys, due diligence, GIS mapping and PSCW assistance.

Joint Dining Facility
Location: Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
Client: Michigan Air National Guard
Description: 

Comprehensive design and Type C services for a new 23,000-square-foot joint dining facility. Sustainable design features will conserve energy, improve the workplace environment and provide low-cost maintenance and operation.

LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center
Location: MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
Description: 

Design services for the 270,000-square-foot, administrative and specialized spaces of the LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida; the entire facility is constructed as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

Life Expectancy Evaluation
Location: Minnesota
Client: Minnesota Power
Description: 

Life expectancy evaluation for the Taconite Ridge 1 wind farm in St. Louis County, Minn., for Minnesota Power, the developer and operator of the project.

Meridian Way Wind Farm
Location: Cloud County, Kan.
Client: Horizon Wind Energy
Description: 

Engineering design for the collection system, substation and transmission for Horizon Wind Energy's Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County, Kan.

Mission Critical Fuel Cell Installations
Location: Multiple sites in California and New Jersey
Client: Sprint-Nextel Corp.
Description: 

Design, installation and commissioning of emergency communications fuel cell backup power systems for existing Sprint cell towers in California and New Jersey.

North Central Missouri Wind Energy
Location: North Central Missouri
Client: Confidential
Description: 

An environmental and permitting review for a confidential client for a proposed wind energy project in north central Missouri, including review of wetlands, protected species, cultural resources, land use, floodplains, airport proximity and sensitive areas.

Northwestern Missouri Wind Energy
Location: Northwestern Missouri
Client: Confidential
Description: 

Environmental and permitting review for a confidential client for a proposed wind energy project in northwestern Missouri, including review of wetlands, protected species, cultural resources, land use, floodplains, airport proximity and sensitive areas.

Packaged Hybrid CHP Plant
Location: Austin, Texas
Client: Austin Energy; Department of Energy; Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Description: 

Provided turnkey installation of a packaged hybrid CHP energy plant for the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

Rail Splitter Wind Farm
Location: Logan and Tazewell counties, Ill.
Client: Horizon Wind Energy, dba Rail Splitter Wind Farm LLC
Description: 

Wetland delineation and permitting for Horizon Wind Energy's proposed Rail Splitter Wind Farm in Logan and Tazewell counties, Ill.

Regional Training Institute - Phase One
Location: Bangor, Maine
Client: Maine Army National Guard
Description: 

Comprehensive A/E design and construction support services for the Regional Training Institute at the Maine Army National Guard's training site in Bangor, Maine.

Smoky Hills Wind Energy Facility
Location: Ellsworth, Kan.
Client: TradeWind Energy
Description: 

Professional services for preliminary design and development of a site for installation of 250-MW wind powered generating facility for TradeWind Energy near Ellsworth, Kan.

Solar Site Feasibility Study
Location: Massachusetts
Client: Western Massachusetts Electric Co., a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities Services Co.
Description: 

Site and environmental assessment and conceptual design for Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s solar electric power plants.

Southeast Kansas Wind Energy
Location: Southeast Kansas
Client: Confidential
Description: 

Environmental report, including a review of wetlands, protected species, cultural resources, land use, floodplains, airport proximity, sensitive areas, visibility and noise, for a proposed wind energy project in southeast Kansas for a confidential client.

Stormwater Treatment Area 3/4
Location: Palm Beach and Broward counties, Fla.
Client: South Florida Water Management District
Description: 

Conceptual design, general design memorandum and construction period engineering services for the 16,600-acre stormwater treatment area 3/4 of the Everglades Construction Project for the South Florida Water Management District, including detailed design and construction documents for two pump stations, conveyance canals, highway bridges and a new water control structure.