Author ChrisD

Chris is the Director of Energy and Water Services for Burton Energy Group. Chris has always been passionate about water in one way or another; albeit through developing innovative water efficiency strategies for Burton’s Fortune 100 clients or simply out in a kayak exploring one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. When not trying to save the world one drop at a time, Chris is an avid outdoorsman, international vagabond at heart, and triathlete with multiple upcoming triathlons and half-Ironman races. Over the years, he has been able to live/work in 4 countries, earn an MBA from Furtwangen University in Germany, and travel to nearly 40 countries.

Stormwater and Sustainability

Cities and utilities across the country are progressively adopting or increasing stormwater fees as a means to generate funding for capital projects related to mitigating surface runoff, treating runoff, or separating stormwater drains from the sanitary sewer system. Oftentimes, stormwater… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Snow

I told myself, “I’ll just put them up early this year when the weather is still pleasant but not turn them on until after Thanksgiving”…then Tuesday came.  Although there is still 65 days until Christmas (I’ll save you the math,… Continue Reading →

A Fluid Look Into Water Meters

Most people never think twice about their water meter. At best, they know it is has a brass body with a plastic cap located somewhere outside the house. At worst, they think “What’s a water meter?”. Although we know water… Continue Reading →

Do what you can, When you can

Volunteering is a key pillar of the Burton culture and is encouraged in a variety of forms ranging from making and serving dinner at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, to food and clothing drives for the local underserved community, to… Continue Reading →

Happy National Beer Day

April 7th is National Beer Day and in honor of this festive occasion, we’d like to take a few moments to talk about one of the key ingredients…not the golden barley, nor the ever-influential hops, nor even the bubbly yeast,… Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Club

It’s 8:00am Monday morning, it’s not a holiday (you think), and yet half of the office isn’t in yet. No, it’s not an episode of the Twilight Zone, it’s just happens to be another busy travel week at Burton! Over… Continue Reading →

ESCO Water Support in Japan

Given Burton’s strong history providing water audits within a variety of sectors – hospitality, multifamily, restaurant, retail, K-12, theatres, distribution centers, etc.- we were selected to support a large energy service company (ESCO) to perform investment grade water audits over… Continue Reading →

SLOVENIA – What’s in a Name?

SLOVENIA – What’s in a Name? Slovenia – it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world….okay, that may be an alternative fact, but that doesn’t stop this wonderful country nestled between the Adriatic and the Austrian Alps… Continue Reading →

Everyone Gets a Trophy…

You’ve heard the comments, “Everyone gets a trophy these days, what’s the big deal?” – well, at Burton, we think THIS award is a big deal! We are honored to have received the 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year… Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Drought

When the word “drought” is mentioned, many people think of California, Texas, and the arid southwest, and rightfully so. Over the years, we’ve all seen the pictures of burned over areas, the cracked clay, or Lake Mead with the bleached… Continue Reading →

Water Crises as Top Long-term Risk Ranked by the World Economic Forum

See the latest article from circle of blue about why all businesses, both large and small, need to do their part in conserving water. The World Economic Forum ranked water crises as the top global risk to industry and society over… Continue Reading →

Executive Orders Mandate 25% Reduction in Water Usage

In addition to the March 17th state mandate imposing heavy fines on excess water use, California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued Executive Orders for cities and towns to cut water use by 25 percent throughout his state. “We’re in a… Continue Reading →

World Water Day – Sunday March 22nd

“A drop of water is flexible. A drop of water is powerful. A drop of water is in demand.” – United Nations The link below contains a few powerful images that undoubtedly touch us all. Even with the droughts here… Continue Reading →

Water Efficiency Measures Save over $200,000 in 2 years!

Many have heard the tagline “blue is the new green” when talking about water efficiency. Well, Burton Energy Group has exemplified that phrase when working with FelCor Lodging Trust to identify cost effective water conservation measures at several hotels within… Continue Reading →

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