ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Burton Energy Group (Burton) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Burton's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.
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 introducing new services focused on water and waste reduction in 2015.
"Burton truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR," said George Plattenburg, Managing Partner. "It's exciting to see the impact we've made through our delivery of energy efficiency program services for some of the nation's largest owners and operators of diverse facility portfolios, and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment. We are pleased to share this recognition with all of our clients, and thank them for allowing us to be part of their teams and programs."
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
"By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Burton Energy Group is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "I'm proud to recognize Burton with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Burton Energy Group demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit www.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 of the largest 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 more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
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