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David Smith Joins Burns as Director of Energy Services


The Burns Group is proud to announce the addition of David J. Smith to the company, enhancing the company’s energy services capabilities, and continuing our commitment to technical excellence and client satisfaction.

Dave comes to Burns as an energy industry veteran with over 25 years of helping clients maximize their energy efficiency and drive down their energy costs through a variety of strategies. His extensive experience with energy assessments has helped his clients identify realistic opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. A pioneer of the systems-centric, whole enterprise approach to energy management and engineering, Dave integrates energy efficiency, renewable power, on-site generation, demand response and load management to create energy savings solutions with attractive returns on investment. He has led teams to develop several large-scale combined heat and power (15 MW) cogeneration plants for his clients resulting in overall lower energy costs. Dave is an expert at economic, engineering and operational aspects of energy cost reduction initiatives, and has provided these services for large, complex facilities such as universities, water/wastewater treatment facilities, transportation agencies and several Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.

Dave joins Burns as the Director of Energy Services, and will lead Burns’ Energy Services team. Burns provides a full range of energy consulting services including energy audits, energy & utility master planning, smart grid design, energy modeling & benchmarking, and funding assistance.

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