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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 →

St. Patrick’s Day Build

Rather than celebrate my non-existent Irish Heritage, I decided to join some of my awesome co-workers for my first Habitat for Humanity build. Since we were a small group, we joined another larger group build already in progress – Day… Continue Reading →

Diamonds and Pearls for Crimson Tide Girls

The University of Alabama started the year off with a bang, but for the biggest fan in Burton’s office, it paled in comparison to the birth of his first born! Zach, one of our Developers, and his wife Amy, welcomed… Continue Reading →

2017 PB&J Day

Here at Burton we have a longstanding tradition called “PB&J Day”, where we spend an entire workday during the holiday season assembling sandwiches that are ultimately donated to feed needy families and individuals through a partner organization. This year, on… Continue Reading →

October’s Scavenger Hunt Shenanigans – Epitomizing the Saying “Work Hard Play Hard”

At Burton, we hold quarterly meetings that always end with a fun social event. In the past, we’ve bowled, cheered on local sports teams, played at arcades, participated in escape rooms, and spent the afternoon at Top Golf. Rest assured… Continue Reading →

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Across the country – from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina – eclipse glasses were sold out and sighting plans were made. Some even traveled hundreds of miles to see this rare phenomenon – the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. On August… 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 →

Burton Channels Bourbon Street with Mardi Gras Feast at RMHC!

A big Burton thank you to the Ronald McDonald House at Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for hosting us on Friday night while we brought a Mardi Gras celebration to the families staying on site! I was… 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 →

New Employee: Will Rice!

Burton Energy Group would like to introduce you to our newest team member… Will Rice! Here are a few words from Will…   I recently joined Burton Energy Group’s demand side team as an Energy Engineer. I graduated from Georgia… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Federal Courts Deny State Subsidies for Power Plants

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH… In two separate cases this month in New Jersey and Maryland, federal courts have struck down state mandates ordering customers to pay for the… Continue Reading →

Natural Gas NYMEX Expiration

After three days of rising, the November contract posted its biggest loss in four months, the day ahead of expiration.  On Tuesday, October 29th, November dropped another 2.1% to settle at $3.496 per MMBtu.  The forecasts for unseasonably warm temperatures… Continue Reading →

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