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Zero Emission Mobility

Navigating to net-zero emissions.

The infrastructure and operational challenges facing battery-electric and hydrogen-powered fleets can be daunting. Clients trust Burns to map out and deliver project success.

Burns’ Zero Emission Mobility (ZEM) team offers a deep understanding of fleet facilities, resilient power sources, and alternative project delivery structures for either charging or fueling infrastructure.

Fleet Facilities Design

  • Bus Operations and Maintenance Logistics
  • Space Programming
  • Equipment Layouts
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Charging and Refueling Equipment
  • Structural Analysis, Condition Surveys, Specialty Foundations
  • Building System Modifications
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Fire Protection
  • Life Safety and Security
  • Containment and Isolation Structures

ZEM System Selection

  • Charging System Selection and Infrastructure Design
  • Hydrogen Storage and Distribution Systems
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • Fuel Cells
  • On-site Hydrogen Generation
  • Solar PV Canopies and Roof Systems
  • Biofuel Supply, Storage and Applications
  • CNG Supply, Storage and Applications
  • Gas-Detection Systems
  • Grants and Incentives

Planning & Consulting

  • Electrification Roadmaps and Feasibility Assessments
  • Facility Retrofits
  • New Facility Design
  • Load Forecasting, Power Management, and Capacity Assessments
  • Onsite Generation, Storage and Microgrid Integration
  • Construction Engineering
  • Utility Negotiations
  • Interconnection Engineering and Agreements
  • Charge Management, Charging As A Service (CaaS), Electric Vehicle Fleet As A Service (eFaaS) Solutions
  • Metering And Communication Design

Program Management & Systems Integration

  • Technology Assessments and Roadmaps
  • Standby Resilient Generation
  • Fleet Telematics
  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (AV/CV)
  • Vehicle Communications Systems
  • Fleet Operations Control Center
  • Vehicle-to-Grid Services, Support and Use Cases

Whether addressing impacts on facility operations, code requirements, or technology integration challenges, Burns has expertise in these areas to:

Inspire with technology-agnostic solutions, guiding and aligning stakeholders through custom-tailored programs.

Create multi-disciplinary engineering solutions that address maintenance and operational parameters.

Deliver charging and fueling systems with future-proofed, safe, and reliable infrastructure, achieving goals of carbon neutrality, operational continuity, and financial performance.

Meet Our Team

Michael Walton, PE

Vice President, Facilities & Infrastructure – Philadelphia Region

John Drayton, PMP

Zero-Emission Mobility National Practice Leader

David Smith

Director of Energy Services

Erica Antoine, PE

Railroad & Transit Project Manager