Category Sustainability

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 →

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

Here at Burton, we are stewards of the environment and it goes hand in hand with our business goals. We are fortunate enough to be next to beautiful walking trails that encircle a large pond. On any given day, a… Continue Reading →

Making a Difference with ENERGY STAR®

It has been great to see the impact firsthand that Burton Energy Group has made over the years. From the time spent each year preparing sandwiches for the community food banks, the meals prepared for families staying at local Ronald… Continue Reading →

BURTON ENERGY GROUP EARNS 2021 ENERGY STAR® SUSTAINED-EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW

Burton Energy Group is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for seven years in a row. The… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group and Carbon Reporting

Carbon disclosures are difficult. Finding the raw data for energy, fuels, and fugitive emissions require compiling data from many sources within a corporation that typically don’t have reason to keep records integrated, much less in a format that lends itself… Continue Reading →

How to Prepare for the Winter Heating Season

As the motto of House Stark from “Game of Thrones” might suggest, Winter is Coming. As the calendar turns from Halloween to Thanksgiving, and then to Christmas, the weather becomes colder and invariably the question may be asked “Why didn’t… Continue Reading →

Energy Audits…Does My City Require One?

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to do a few things the city is famous for – going to Fisherman’s Wharf, riding a cable car, seeing Chinatown, etc. – and all while helping multiple facilities… 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 →

On the Energy Trail…in Mayberry?

One of my favorite pastimes is watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show.  This comedy first aired in the 1960s starring Andy Griffith as a small town sheriff in the fictitious town of Mayberry.  The show was loosely based on… Continue Reading →

Managing Your Electric Demand to Reduce Costs

As everyone knows, the arrival of summer means not only longer days and warmer weather, but higher energy costs due to increased air conditioning loads. In fact, energy costs are typically much higher during the summer than any other time… 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 →

GA Power ICF Appreciation Dinner

Burton Energy Group was invited to attend a private dinner on January 15th, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park exclusively for Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficient Partners. That’s us! And I… 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 →

Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Winter Season

There are signs everywhere now – cool mornings, less daylight, leaves changing colors, football games, etc. That can only mean that winter and cold weather is right around the corner. As a follow-up to my earlier blog post about some… 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 →

Sustaining Award Winning Work

On April 20th, 2018, Burton Energy Group was officially recognized as a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (ESPOY): Sustained Excellence.  This award is given to a variety of companies who are leaders in energy efficient products and services,… Continue Reading →

Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Summer

It seems like we rapidly moved from the winter season to summer this year. Just a few weeks ago, Atlanta temperatures were 50-70ºF, while the temperature a couple of days ago climbed to over 90ºF. With such a rapid change… Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day! Every April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness about the effects of environmental degradation and how as individuals and communities, we can help reverse these effects. The very… Continue Reading →

Do You Know Your Grid IQ?

Have you ever thought about what Thomas Edison would think about our current energy grid? Well, he might be surprised that it doesn’t look very different from the original grid established in New York. Although the energy industry has made… Continue Reading →

Fall, Football, and Free Energy

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about football finally starting again. As I write this article, the start of the football season is officially here, and it’s been several months removed from the Super Bowl appearance of the hometown… Continue Reading →

Savings are Cool

Burton Energy Group’s demand side team recently had the opportunity to learn about a unique cooling tower water savings system by taking a field trip to see the system in person. We were invited by Aqualogix, the manufacturer of the system,… Continue Reading →

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