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Germany: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Design

On a recent trip to Germany, I discovered what a country that has invested in and incorporated renewable energy into day-to-day life, really looks like. Having never been to Europe, I was amazed at the advances Germany has made in… 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 →

Retro-Commissioning: A Low-Cost Way to Save Energy

Suppose someone was willing to give you something at almost no cost that you know would generate tangible benefits over several years. Would it really require a lot of debate to determine if it’s something that you should do? In… Continue Reading →

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Office Efficiency Tips from ENERGY STAR

Lead your business to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day and “Green Up” your office with ENERGY STAR efficiency tips that are sure to save energy and money! 1) Avoid excessive use… Continue Reading →

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

The controversial policy of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and its benefits and costs to society have been debated ever since Benjamin Franklin first jokingly suggested getting people out of bed earlier to conserve candles in 1784. Read the brief history behind… Continue Reading →

Optimizing the “V” in HVAC – The Next Big Thing in Energy Savings and Sustainability for Restaurants

Ventilation of restaurants has always been important to keep a balanced, healthy, and productive environment for customers and crew. Ventilation is important to provide for a few important reasons: The air being pulled from the kitchen by hood exhaust fans… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Claim Your Energy Efficiency Tax Credits This Season!

Use the links below to check out which energy efficiency federal tax credits you may qualify for before you file and be sure to take a look at additional state-level incentives to get the most bang for your buck or… Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month – Spotlight on Women in Energy & Sustainability

In honor of Women’s History Month, learn about the ten women below whose contributions revolutionized the energy industry and pioneered efforts for environmental sustainability. 1) Mary Walton (1827-unknown) American environmental engineer who focused on solving a growing issue in the Industrial… 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 →

Sharing Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Tips

 On August 3rd, I had the good fortune of serving as the speaker at a monthly meeting of the Green Chamber of the South at the Five Seasons Brewing Company in Atlanta.  The Green Chamber is a non-profit focused on… Continue Reading →

Happy #EarthDay! ESPOY Recap

We had a great time in Washington DC last week for the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards dinner, workshops, and related events.  It is an honor not only for us to win and be recognized, but to be there with… Continue Reading →

Behind The Scenes: Saving Energy!

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year SocialStar week has celebrated energy efficiency, protecting the environment, and the partners that bring these solutions to people and companies around the world! The last day of SocialStar week wrapped up with a… Continue Reading →

What ENERGY STAR Means To Us: Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with the Managing Partners of Burton Energy Group continues below! Amanda P: Is there an ENERGY STAR moment from 2015 that stands out to you? Brent B: In order to meet and exceed client expectations,… Continue Reading →

What ENERGY STAR Means To Us: Part 1

Celebrations for the energy efficiency efforts of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year winners continues with SocialStar Week! #ENERGYSTARPOY! I recently sat down with the three Managing Partners of Burton Energy Group to learn exactly what ENERGY STAR means to… Continue Reading →

Favorite 2015 ENERGY STAR Moments

In celebration of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year SocialStar week, we took a look back at some of our favorite ENERGY STAR blog posts from 2015!! See our favorite posts below:   EPA 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner… Continue Reading →

Banking on Sustainability Commitments: A New Case Study!

In 2015, Burton Energy Group worked in conjunction with one of the world’s largest financial institutions to meet aggressive sustainability targets. Leveraging the power of the Burton Energy Strategy Platform (Burton ESP) the Bank was able to meet their carbon emissions… Continue Reading →

“Clean Energy Breakthrough” Predicted by Bill Gates

Bill Gates recently predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world” within the next 15 years. Gates argues it should be a priority to delivery clean energy to those that do… Continue Reading →

A Year in Review and Looking Ahead

As 2015 finished, the three Managing Partners at Burton Energy Group reflected on the past year and what they are looking forward to in the upcoming year. See the recent interview below. Amanda P (AP): Looking back on 2015, what… 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 →

Thinking Zero Waste at Burton HQ

After the “Recycling Refresher” at the Burton Headquarters, I was telling some of my co-workers about a company that can recycle the additional materials that cannot go into our Single Stream Recycling (SSR) bins at work. Items such as chips bags,… Continue Reading →

Composting with K-Cups

So I decided to start composting at home, and the majority of resources I read suggested that coffee grinds are great for a compost pile. I don’t drink coffee at home, but I’ll have one or two cups at work… Continue Reading →

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