Author DinaG

Dina Gundersen has been a Burton Energy Group partner for many years. She handles the marketing for Burton through her company, Creative Thunder Design. Dina is charged with the maintenance of the corporate website as well as this spectacular and uber-informative blog! In her spare time (when is that?) she can be found shuttling her six-year old daughter from gymnastics to cheerleading and beyond and satisfying her love of power tools with the latest home improvement project.

George Plattenburg Published in the Hotel Business Review

Our very own George Plattenburg, Managing Partner of Burton Energy Group, was published in the May 2014 issue of Hotel Business Review.  His article, “How Hotels Benefit From a Utilities Portal”, highlights the advantages of having a utility portal. In the article he explains… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group named 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

We are very excited to announce that we have been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second year in a row! “We are incredibly proud to have received this honor now in two consecutive years”, says… Continue Reading →

#Trending: Infrared Light a Renewable Energy Source?

Articles about a new proposal that was published in this weeks issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have been popping up all over the web today. Apparently Federico Capasso, an Applied Physics professor at Harvard, has developed a method… Continue Reading →

PB&J Day 2013 – Beating all previous records!

Leave it to the Burton team to break our year over year sandwich making record at PB&J Day 2013! We had a great day this past December making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for homeless shelters around Atlanta. It is… Continue Reading →

What do you do with a broken Compact Flourescent Light bulb (CFL)?

It never fails…there always seems to be at least ONE of the 126 can lights in my house that burns out every week (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration). I have been replacing each burned out incandescent bulb with a new,… Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Utilize Mother Nature for Climate Control

As we get into the heat of the summer, realize that most nights are still cool enough to sleep comfortably.  Warm air trapped in your house may make you disagree.  So what to do about it?  Open two windows on… Continue Reading →

Current Event: Electric cars and swapping stations

Swapping stations or rapid battery replacing systems has been the new idea to upgrade the electric car experience. When electric cars first made an appearance on the world market, they were seen as a great innovation, but highly impractical because… Continue Reading →

Quick Tip #1: Chargers

 I think everyone at Burton would agree that a major benefit of working in the world of energy is having the knowledge and ability to reduce our personal energy related expenses. Each of us likes to do our part when… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group Founder Contributes to Hotel Business Review

Brent Burton, Burton Energy Group Founder and Partner, was featured in the May 2013 issue of Hotel Business Review. Brent contributed an article entitled “In Greening Your Hotel, Every Department Plays a Role.” In the feature, he explains how the… Continue Reading →

Energy Investments Part 4: Energy Investment for Homeowners and Final Thoughts

Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series have given a framework for thinking about energy investments in commercial energy buildings. This part will relate it to investments for homeowners and will finally sum up the blog series. Energy Investment… Continue Reading →

PB&J Day 2012 – A BIG Success

The Burton team joined Landmark Restorations on Thursday, December 20th for the annual PB&J Day sandwich making event. It was “all hands on deck” to put together PB&J sandwiches for several Atlanta homeless shelters. We all had a GREAT time… Continue Reading →

You can help us on PB&J Day – From the comfort of your home!

We have heard from many friends and associates who wished they could be part of PB&J Day 2012 – well, now you CAN! For 12 years, Burton Energy Group has been participating in the infamous Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich… Continue Reading →

Energy Investments Part 3: Avoided Costs and ECM’s

In the last two blog posts (EI 1 and EI 2), we have looked at the basics of investments and cash flows from capital investment. In this post, we will look at cash flows from ECM’s and avoided costs in… Continue Reading →

Energy Investments Part 2: Capital Investment

In Part 1 of this Blog series, we looked at the cash flows of basic investments like stocks and bonds. In this series, we will look at the cash flows from the other end, the actual capital investments. While we… Continue Reading →

Trade-In Your Old Christmas Lights at Home Depot

It’s back! Home Depot’s Christmas light trade in! Now through November 14th,  take in your used or broken Christmas lights along with this coupon to your local Home Depot store and you can save $$ on new lights! Choose from… Continue Reading →

Energy Investments Part 1: Introduction and Investment Basics

Welcome to Part 1 of a 4-part blog series on Energy Investments. Check back every few weeks for the next installment! Introduction and Investment Basics Even someone well-versed on energy and building management can find navigating the world of energy… Continue Reading →

Our Green Apple Day of Service

Coaching eight to ten year old girls twice a week has really given me perspective on my productivity levels. These girls go to school all day, do homework, play on soccer teams, take dance lessons, music lessons, go to girl… Continue Reading →

Girls on the Run – Putting my best running shoe forward

Four months ago I graduated from college, moved 1000 miles away from home, and started working at Burton as an energy analyst… and I did all of this within one week. While this was probably the most exciting week of… Continue Reading →

Burton Team Gets Out of the Office – For a Brewery Tour and Pin Tossing

It was high time for a Burton team outing – and last Wednesday seemed like the perfect “get out of the office, hang out and toss some pins” kinda day. So we did! We all convened at the Sweetwater Brewing… Continue Reading →

Helping Mr. Blue

If you live, work or simply have visited Historic Roswell, GA you’ve probably seen Mr. Blue. He lives in the little red house behind the Chevron gas station on Oxbo Rd., just around the corner from our previous Roswell office… Continue Reading →

Who Affects Energy Efficiency in a Hotel? Part 1: Everyone

It’s a real pleasure to spend time in a well-run hotel. From the greeting at the front door, to the efficiency of the people behind the front desk, to your nice clean room and a place to eat and drink,… Continue Reading →

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