BenchMark, 2010 No. 2
BenchMark, 2010 No. 2
BenchMark, 2010 No. 2
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Greater energy demands of summer months remind us that clients are striving to get ahead of energy use trends, including renewable resources. This issue centers on these projects, in the context of states enforcing renewable portfolio standards.

A Better Take on Technology

Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport will be a new facility that offers passengers a cutting-edge experience through the use of electric and hybrid vehicles and reclaimed-water reuse program.

BenchMark 2010 No. 2: Feature Projects

Predator Beddown Hangar, Victorville, California; Air Intelligence Exploitation Facility, Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Missouri; Advanced Emergency Response Integrated Environment, Washington, D.C.

BenchMark 2010 No. 2: News in Brief

Firm to design hospital central utility plant; Cogeneration facility to use blast furnace gas; Client survey results earn award from PSMJ Resources.

Blazing the Trail

Biomass is becoming part of the sustainable future, allow humanity to burn waste products to reduce landfill needs and lower consumption of coal and natural gas. Funding is available for design and engineer-procure-construct services to bring facilities online.

Designing Security

The latest and greatest technology isn't the only thing that interests the security services team at Burns & McDonnell. Information about threats and threat environments are the focus, engaging the entire project team.

How It Works: Clean-in-Place Systems

Clean-in-place systems remove soil or unwanted residue from a processing line without the burden of disassembly, while the plant continues to operate. This effects the plant's overall output and efficiency.

Industrial Boiler MACT

New EPA rules require that owners of industrial boilers comply with stricter air emissions standards. For those boilers that burn coal or biomass, this could mean significant changes.

Safety Corner: Communication Drives Effort for Safety Awareness

Notifications are a key element in communications that serve as a tool for preventing recordable incidents.

Sparta Aquifer Is Making a Comeback

Extraordinary measures have brought immediate and ongoing rise to water levels. Study results will help determine whether the Sparta aquifer can make a full recovery after what was believed to be irreparable damage.

Sustainability: Everyone's Challenge, Everyone's Success

Greater energy demands of summer months remind us that clients are striving to get ahead of energy use trends, including renewable resources. With states enforcing renewable portfolio standards, the DOE is making funding available for these projects.

Tech Q&A: Smart Grid

Electric utilities can effectively plan for successful smart grid implementation by developing a long-term plan that considers where the deployment will be in five, 10 and 15 years. Gap analyses, master plans and stimulus grants can help.

Unprecedented Sustainability

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, controls one of the largest installations of green infrastructure for sewer overflow. This area is becoming a model in stormwater management for other communities across the country.