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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 →

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 →

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 →

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