Burton Energy Group Earns Award for Second Consecutive Year for Protecting the Environment Through Superior Energy Efficiency
Alpharetta, Georgia, April 3, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Burton Energy Group (Burton) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Service and Product Provider Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by helping companies strategically manage and reduce their energy use. Burton’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Burton Energy Group, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for its work in helping companies reduce their consumption of energy and water. In 2013 these contributions included benchmarking and tracking the energy consumption of more than 1,800 facilities on a monthly basis, helping a dozen clients enroll in the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition, and educating clients in a number of ways about the benefits of ENERGY STAR tools and processes for commercial and industrial buildings.
“We are honored to be receiving this award for the second straight year, and appreciative for our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Brent Burton, the founder and a Managing Partner at Burton Energy Group. “This award is a reflection of the work performed on behalf of our clients. They rely on us to help them achieve their goals related to energy efficiency and sustainability, and we’re thankful for that opportunity.”
Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“Burton Energy Group is helping customers reduce energy use and costs while protecting the environment,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “By utilizing Burton’s energy-efficient offerings, customers can impact climate change through greater energy efficiency.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
About Burton Energy Group
Burton Energy Group is a privately held, independent company providing energy management services for commercial businesses with multi-site, geographically diverse facilities. Burton works with its clients to design and manage energy plans to reduce energy consumption, improve environmental performance, mitigate price risk, stabilize budgets, and lower overall energy operating costs. Today Burton helps manage 25,000 client locations in North America with $1.7 Billion in annual energy spend and nearly 500 million square feet of space. Burton serves clients in hospitality, retail, financial services, restaurants, healthcare, and distribution. For more information about Burton Energy Group, visit www.burtonenergygroup.com or call 1-866-972-9210.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
Burton Energy Group
George Plattenburg, Managing Partner
ENERGY STAR Brand Manager