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Cover page for the Energy Treasure Hunt Guide

An Energy Treasure Hunt is a two- to three-day event that engages employees in identifying low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance actions. This 31-page guidebook provides step-by-step guidance on how to organize and execute an Energy Treasure Hunt. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and checklists are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation. This guide complements EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management.

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This presentation discusses various levels of plant energy assessments and provides resources to help you get started.

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Use this three-page checklist of low-cost O&M practice to identify opportunities, assign responsibility, and track progress toward goals at your facility.

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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 13-page chapter for retail addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter for hotels and motels addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 19-page chapter for supermarkets and grocery stores addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 23-page chapter addresses:

  • Central cooling systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Unitary systems
  • Additional strategies

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 12-page chapter defines benchmarking, what successful benchmarking looks like, and types of benchmarking. It also addresses how to develop and implement a robust benchmarking plan.

Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:

Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.

TRANSWESTERN’s Standard Practices for Energy outline the scope, goals and performance metrics, and responsible parties for implementing its practices.

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