Burton Energy Group Earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
Burton Energy Group recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment
ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 2, 2018 — Burton Energy Group (Burton) is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Burton Energy Group’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.
Burton Energy Group, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2008, will be honored for being one of the most outstanding American providers of energy efficiency services to the commercial and industrial marketplaces, and for continuing to drive new services focused on water and waste reduction in 2017. Some of Burton’s key accomplishments over the past year include expanding our sustainability service offerings, benchmarking more than 2,000 buildings, and offering certification services to more than 100 buildings in 2017.
“We’re incredibly humbled to have won the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for six consecutive years, marking our fourth year of Sustained Excellence. It would not be possible without the commitment from our clients to embrace and deploy energy and water conservation initiatives, as well as the passion and dedication exhibited by my colleagues at Burton. Of course, the vision and foundation began with the EPA and ENERGY STAR. Their principles have served as our guiding force since we founded Burton. We continue to be grateful for the foundation laid, and the continued improvements of the ENERGY STAR program,” said Mark Breuker, Managing Partner at Burton Energy Group.
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and while achieving broad emissions reductions.
The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon companies and other organizations demonstrating continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Burton Energy Group
Burton Energy Group is a privately held, independent company providing energy management services for businesses with multi-site, geographically diverse facilities. We work with our clients to design and manage energy plans that reduce energy consumption, improve environmental performance, mitigate price risk, stabilize utility budgets, and lower overall energy operating costs. Our clients include many large facility portfolio operators in retail, hospitality, financial services, restaurants, commercial real estate, and distribution in the United States and across the world.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.
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