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Restaurants

Virginia Green

Burtons Grill
Virginia Beach, VA


Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

Burtons Grill

A full service restaurant using fresh premium ingredients, offering seasonal features and daily specials. We offer an extensive bar and wine list and a separate lounge area.

We decided to make a commitment to reduce waste on all levels to help encourage a collective effort to better our environment.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 
- Use disposable containers that are made from recycled content paper 
- Use disposable containers that are recyclable 

Recycle Grease
- Store the grease and have it picked up by rendering company 
- Periodically pump the grease traps 
- Filter the grease to prolong its life 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Steel Cans 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Office Paper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Batteries 
- Electronics equipment - computers, etc. 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Use reusable dishware and glassware & minimize use of disposables 
- Provide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk 
- Use water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow bathroom sink faucets and showerheads (sink faucets use no more than 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), showerheads no more than 2.5 gpm) 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 
- Utilize drought tolerant species 
- Minimize lawn areas 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities 
- Have a numeric goal to reduce energy usage over time 
- Have evaluated existing ovens and other kitchen equipment for energy efficiency 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Have individual thermostats for each room 
- Other Activities:  Use an "on demand" hot water system

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For more information on Burtons Grill, see www.burtonsgrill.com or contact kevin rowell at virginiabeach@burtonsgrill.com or 757-422-8970.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

Virginia GreenVirginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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