ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Burton Energy Group with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Service and Product Provider Award. This award recognizes Burton for its outstanding contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing superior energy-efficient services to its customers. Burton's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.
Burton Energy Group, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for its work in promoting services and products that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Over the past year Burton has benchmarked more than 1,700 facilities in ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager, and its efforts have led to more than 400 buildings being ENERGY STAR labeled. Burton is involved in ongoing collaboration with the ENERGY STAR program in a half dozen areas.
"We are pleased to partner with ENERGY STAR," said Brent Burton, founder and Managing Partner, Burton Energy Group. "Using energy-efficient products and services helps our customers save energy while positively impacting the environment. Our results for clients have included more than 20% year-over-year consumption reductions, and greater than 15% reduction against ENERGY STAR Leaders baselines."
Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations in recognition of their efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 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 20,000 client locations in North America with $1.5 Billion in annual energy spend and 410 million square feet of space. Burton serves clients in hospitality, retail, 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. Nearly 20,000 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).
SOURCE Burton Energy Group