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Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of more than 13,500 environmental professionals, engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. Founded in 1898 and working from 70 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. With an integrated design and construction mindset, we offer full-service capabilities with our clients’ goals in mind.

For organizations to accomplish short- and long-term sustainability goals, a holistic and process-driven approach is necessary for success. We provide hundreds of LEED-accredited professionals and Envision Sustainability Professionals as well as a diverse offering of sustainable solutions for our clients at all stages – planning, permitting, construction and program implementation and administration.

  • GHG and criteria pollutant emissions accounting and decarbonization strategy

  • Renewable energy transition planning, battery storage and project development

  • Waste minimization consulting

  • Watershed analysis and freshwater/wastewater minimization

  • Stakeholder engagement and environmental justice support

  • Brownfields redevelopment

  • Coastal restoration and flood protection

  • Mitigation and conservation banking


At this year’s Global Business Summit, Burns & McDonnell is excited to participate in a discussion on the economic, environmental and social value of nature-based solutions in Session Four: Accelerating the Business Case for Nature-Based Solutions. Our mitigation practice lead, Paul Sherman, will discuss the benefits of preapproved, comprehensive mitigation solutions. Burns & McDonnell has established an approach that consistently meets environmental obligations and financial goals, restores ecosystems and improves communities.

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