Treasure Hunt Case Studies

Treasure Hunts have been conducted in facilities of all sizes and types, from office buildings and microbreweries to industrial plants as these articles illustrate:

Case study: Treasure Hunt at a Staples Fulfillment Center (PDF, 123 KB)
ENERGY STAR
Read about how Burton Energy Group helped Staples with a 3-day Treasure Hunt at their London, Ohio, fulfillment center.

Culture Building with ENERGY STAR® Energy Treasure Hunts
Compressed Air Magazine
Read how Treasure Hunts not just help identify energy savings opportunities but help instill a culture of energy efficiency throughout an organization.

How Vermont beer makers brew up savings
Efficiency Vermont Blog
It wasn't just carbonation that was bubbling up at these Vermont breweries. This article recounts how five breweries teamed up to conduct a treasure hunt in one of their facilities to find up to $320,000/year in energy savings.

Engineers from Danville Paint a Drafty Portrait of Wasted Energy at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville
Martinsville Bulletin
Read how the Danville chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers reached out to their community to perform a Treasure Hunt at a local arts museum.

Short presentation by Bruce Bremer, “The Father of Treasure Hunts” (PDF, 508 KB)
ENERGY STAR
While at Toyota, Bruce Bremer first came up with the idea of Treasure Hunts. Browse through his slideshow to learn more about his guiding philosophy.

Have you conducted a treasure hunt and have a success story that can be profiled here? Share them with energystrategy@energystar.gov.

Nissan Treasure Hunt

Team members at a Nissan plant assess opportunities for energy treasure.

Treasure Hunt at an Allergen facility.

Treasure Hunt at an Allergen facility.