BenchMark, 2011 No. 1
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Companies today must consider how to operate their businesses more efficiently and how to optimize their facilities to reduce long-term operating costs. This issue covers how energy master planning provides the road map that will guide them to the right decisions to face changing energy costs and emission regulations.

BenchMark 2011 No. 1: Feature Projects

Battlespace Environment Lab for Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Briarcliff Development Company mine backfill; Irving Park Road streetscape in Chicago, Illinois.

BenchMark 2011 No. 1: News in Brief

Southwest Airlines' One Report; Projects earn ACEC accolades; Upper Midwest home to newest Burns & McDonnell regional office.

Diverging Diamond Interchange

A diverging diamond interchange will help the Kansas Department of Transportation tackle growing numbers of vehicles traveling on Homestead Lane and I-35 in the next 30 years through fast-track project delivery.

How It Works: Home Area Networks

Utilities are developing methods that empower homeowners to take energy management into their own hands. Through home area networks (HANs), consumers can reduce their electric bills and conserve energy.

In-House News: Celebrating 25 Years of Employee Ownership

After 25 years of employee ownership, Burns & McDonnell can truly say that it has become an integral part of its engineering culture.

Little Blue Parkway

To increase the flow of trade and commerce in Independence, Missouri, Little Blue Parkway needed an overhaul. Our firm performed design and construction services for a bridge that would help keep traffic moving.

Master Planning for a Sustainable Future

Energy master planning is helping companies consider how to optimize their facilities to reduce costs and build a sustainable future for their energy model. This ensures solid environmental compliance, energy efficiency and adequate capacity for growth.

Power for the People

The lone, 60-mile 69-kV transmission line serving Presido, Texas, lies at the end of a grid more than 50 years old. A 4-megawatt sodium-sulfur battery system was installed to help boost reliability and efficiency for this remote location.

Reliability Check

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) is taking an aggressive approach to build the reliability of transmission lines throughout the United States by requiring utilities to build action plans for temperature and line clearances through transmission routes.

Technical Q&A: Energy Savings Incentives

Some energy-saving methods qualify projects for utility-sponsored incentives, including state incentives through programs like the Act On Energy program offered in Illinois.

Your Energy Crisis: Solved

Companies today must consider how to operate their businesses more efficiently and how to optimize their facilities to reduce long-term operating costs. Energy master planning provides the road map that will guide them to the right decisions to face changing energy costs and emission regulations.