The Burl

Originally built in 1926 as a loading dock and hub for Texaco, The Burl in Lexington, KY is the spot to catch local and national talent of all genres. The original wood frame and open layout maintained in the renovation contributes to the natural acoustics and free-flowing feel that so many people have come to enjoy.

Located in the historic Lexington Distillery District, The Burl keeps with the classic yet trendy feel of the locally owned restaurants, breweries, distilleries and retail that make up this hot-spot area. We’re right on the train tracks, on the corner of Thompson and Manchester.

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Current Sustainable Practices

Energy Efficiency

  • Replace incandescent or CFL lights with LED lights 25-50% replacement.
  • Upgrade all Exit signs to LED.
  • Establish a regular filter maintenance policy for your HVAC system.
  • Install power strips for computers and equipment to power down during non-business hours.
  • Install programmable thermostats and use them to adjust temperature during unoccupied hours.
  • Install or upgrade to energy efficient fans.
  • Install energy efficient (i.e. Energy Star) rated windows in all conditioned spaces.
  • Insulate roof to control energy loss.
  • Take measures to insulate HVAC system and ductwork to minimize heat loss.
  • Assess building envelope and address any leaks.
  • Daylight work spaces wherever possible.

Water Conservation

  • Conduct a water audit within the last three years. Monitor and record water usage, check indoor and outdoor pipes and fixtures for drips and leaks.

Water Quality

  • Establish a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Perform a stormwater pollution survey on your property with BGGS staff or other qualified professional.
  • Establish preventative maintenance program for sanitary sewer lateral lines on your property.
  • Post information in restrooms about proper disposal of flushable wipes and other items.
  • Install outdoor ash trays to prevent cigarette litter, and make pocket ash trays available to staff who smoke.
  • Before washing parking lots, sweep debris/litter and do not use cleaners.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Participate in a community reforestation project.
  • Remove all invasive species from property.
  • Establish an Integrated Pest Management policy to reduce use of pesticides in the landscape.
  • Establish environmentally friendly lawn care policies to reduce chemical pesticide and fertilizer use.
  • Audit irrigation system for leaks (within last three years).

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Establish a policy to purchase non-Styrofoam cups and plates for use at the workplace or at events.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing locally, if available.
  • Establish a policy to purchase/lease EPA SmartWay Certified fuelefficient vehicles.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Establish an incentives or recognition program to encourage employees to use alternative transportation, such as carpooling, bicycling, or use of public transit.
  • Hold an employee seminar highlighting alternative modes of transportation.
  • Adopt a telecommuting option and make it available to employees.
  • Install a bike rack with sufficient space for at least 10% of your employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).
  • Place bicycle storage closer than any other designated parking spot.

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