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June 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE- Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architectural, construction and environmental consulting firm has been accepted as a Tier 1 member of the Green Tier program for their Milwaukee Office.

Burns & McDonnell provides services to a broad range of clients across a multitude of industries including aviation, power generation and transmission, water treatment, environmental remediation, transportation, refineries and industrial buildings. The company is based out of Kansas City, with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, and is full owned by its 4,300 employees.

Green Tier encourages a collaborative approach to environmental performance between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin businesses. As part of Green Tier, Wisconsin organizations voluntarily commit to reduce their environmental footprint by developing and implementing environmental management systems.

The small but growing Milwaukee branch is proud to be welcomed into the Green Tier Program and share the honor with other companies committed to superior environmental and economic performance throughout the state, according to Rebecca Vanderbeck, manager of the firm's Milwaukee office. Burns & McDonnell is excited at the opportunity to make a big impact throughout the state and further the company's already impressive body of work.

Vanderbeck said the Milwaukee branch has identified these issues as priorities moving forward:

David Langford, Burns & McDonnell Vice President and Director of Sustainability, said, "The firm has been a leader in developing and incorporating sustainable practices, and assisting multiple clients with their sustainability programs. We are very pleased to have been accepted into the Green Tier Program."

Burns & McDonnell have established themselves globally providing sustainability services ranging from air quality, energy use optimization, environmental restoration, green infrastructure, renewable energy, sustainable reporting, sustainable design-build, waste management, water management and wetlands and ecosystems.

Burns & McDonnell's engineers, architects, scientist and technologists provide expertise in sustainable solutions in all the industries they serve. More than 250 of their global experts have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDŽ) accredited professional status, and more than 130 are certified as Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs). Burns & McDonnell help identify and implement sustainable solutions to move businesses forward, and have been doing so since 1898.

In exchange for Burns and McDonnell's commitment to superior environmental performance, the DNR grants benefits including: a single point of contact with the department for easier communications, the use of the Green Tier Logo in written marketing materials, and annual public recognition of participation.

More details about Burns & McDonnell can be found at (exit DNR). More information about Burns & McDonnell's participation in Green Tier is available on the DNR website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Lilek, DNR, 920-387-7898 OR Rebecca Vanderbeck, Burns & McDonnell, 414-489-0208

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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