ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt

During an Energy Treasure Hunt, teams walk around a facility looking for quick ways to save energy. Those quick fixes can add up to big savings. Hundreds of organizations have used Energy Treasure Hunts to reduce their facilities’ energy use by up to 15 percent. Are you and your crew ready to find the treasure buried within your facilities?

GET STARTED

Use the resources below to hit the ground running. 

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Treasure Hunts: A How-to Guide for Commercial Buildings

This 4-page guide walks you through the basics of planning and implementing a 1-2 day Treasure Hunt in any commercial building.

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Treasure Hunts: A How-to-Guide for Industrial Plants

This 31-page guide includes detailed instructions and examples for Treasure Hunts in industrial facilities. Appendices with detailed planning and preparation checklists are also included.

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Treasure Maps

Print out these checklists and take them along during your Treasure Hunt. Any building can use any version, although there are some building-specific items in each.

Convenience stores
Hotels, motels, and inns
Hospitals
K-12 schools
Labs
Manufacturing plants
Multifamily housing
Offices
Ready-mixed concrete plants
Restaurants and commercial kitchens
Retail stores, wholesale clubs, and supercenters
Student housing
Supermarkets and grocery stores
Vehicle dealerships
Worship facilities
All other commercial buildings
 

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Detail Sheet (Commercial | Industrial)

This Excel worksheet helps you collect, detail, and quantify the energy-saving opportunities you discover on your Treasure Hunt. Use it to stay organized and summarize potential savings.

Tip: Energy savings calculators are often available online or from equipment manufacturers.

FOUR STEPS TO HOST A HUNT