IDEA Campus Energy Conference Focuses on Clean Energy for the Next Generation

February 9, 2015

Large campuses, like universities, corporate headquarters, hospitals and military bases, depend on uninterrupted energy and reliable power to keep their facilities operational. When the grid goes down, it’s imperative that business continue as usual for these facilities. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach for these situations, which can pose challenges when designing campus energy systems. If […]

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Landfill Sustainability: Pulling the Plug on Leachate

January 28, 2015

Leachate, the liquid created when water passes through solid waste, poses a challenge for landfill owners. Potentially harmful to the environment and to people, leachate can contain compounds such as arsenic or vinyl chloride. This wastewater creates the need for solutions that protect communities and fall within budgets set aside for waste disposal operations. Here […]

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DistribuTECH 2015: Connecting Utility Professionals Worldwide

January 27, 2015

The state of the power industry is changing rapidly, and it can be difficult to keep up with everything. But it’s more important than ever to understand the biggest issues affecting the industry, which is why I’m excited about the 25th annual DistribuTECH conference coming up in San Diego Feb. 3-5. DistribuTECH is the largest […]

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Webinar Series: Preparing for the Next Generation Utility

January 20, 2015

For the fifth straight year, Burns & McDonnell is joining forces with Transmission & Distribution World magazine to present a series of 11 free monthly webinars on the latest challenges and innovations in the energy and utility industry. Led by Burns & McDonnell professionals and industry leaders, the Preparing for the Next Generation (NxG) Utility […]

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Children of Selma Offer a Firsthand Look at the Civil Rights Movement

January 19, 2015

In honor of what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday, I was privileged to attend an event unlike any that I’ve experienced. Burns & McDonnell’s Diversity Advisory Committee hosted Donzaleigh Abernathy and Peggy Wallace Kennedy for “Children of Selma: A Dialogue with the Daughters of George Wallace and Rev. Ralph […]

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Love Chemistry? Help Turn This Lego Creation into a Reality!

January 15, 2015

It’s no secret that we’re big supporters of STEM education, especially when it comes to attracting more girls to the field. But we’re also big fans of Legos — and who doesn’t love Legos? When you combine the two, Legos can be a great tool for teaching kids about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) […]

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