Tim Burkhalter

Tim Burkhalter
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Aviation Energy Services

Aviation Energy Services

Environmental sustainability and lower utility costs. These are among the goals for your aviation facility.

Burns & McDonnell will show you how to achieve them.

Right for the Environment, Right for the Bottom Line

Industry expertise: Burns & McDonnell is uniquely qualified to identify, evaluate, design and construct conservation solutions for your aviation facility.

With more than 65 years of experience in the aviation industry, we understand the specific needs and requirements of your facility and operation — now and for the future. Our energy programs maximize efficiency and reliability, ensure a safe and comfortable environment for your employees and patrons, and are flexible enough to accommodate growth.

Guaranteed performance: In turnkey project execution, we guarantee project cost, construction schedule and energy cost savings, lowering your risk and providing the most efficient and predictable project from concept through commissioning.

Whether your primary goal is to reduce energy costs, improve comfort and reliability, make much-needed facility improvements or reduce emissions, Burns & McDonnell has the in-house expertise to develop and implement an energy program customized for your needs — guaranteed.

Case Study: Port Columbus International Airport, Ohio

Columbus Regional Airport Authority, in keeping with its mission to provide passengers, businesses and its community with the highest level of safety, satisfaction and benefit, is implementing a comprehensive energy program at Port Columbus International Airport.

Facility energy-reducing measures will produce a 30 percent decrease in overall energy consumption. These measures include new hot water boilers, facilitywide energy-efficient lighting retrofits, a new power quality system, energy management system upgrades, energy-reducing escalator controls, and variable-flow HVAC system upgrades. The program also includes integration of the energy management and flight information display systems for scheduling of lighting and HVAC equipment.

The energy saved as a result of the program will provide an environmental benefit equivalent to taking 42,000 cars off the road for a year, saving more than 450,000 barrels of crude oil, planting 5 million new trees, or diverting more than 65,000 tons of waste from landfills to recycling centers. The program is being implemented under an energy services performance contract, allowing the airport authority to achieve a guaranteed level of energy savings totaling nearly $7 million over the next 10 years. Burns & McDonnell provided conceptual design, engineering, construction, management, measurement and verification, and performance guarantees for the program.


  • Comprehensive energy programs
  • Engineering
  • Energy program management
  • Design-build
  • Performance contracting
  • Sustainable energy management
  • Environmental services
  • Renewable energy/alternative fuels
  • Combined heat and power
  • Energy performance