04 Oct '11, 12pm

A Hunt Where Efficiency is the Prey

A Hunt Where Efficiency is the Prey

Companies usually pay workers to keep facilities running. But some firms are learning that making teams of their employees stop, listen and look around for waste can pay dividends toward the bottom line. A growing list of companies are turning their employees into sleuths tasked with a single purpose: to identify and quantify opportunities to save energy. The process is called a Treasure Hunt, and over the last decade, more than 200 of the events at GE have uncovered $150 million in energy savings. As a way to differentiate itself from other lenders, GE Capital, Americas , GE's commercial lending and leasing arm, offers its best customers many services through its Access GE program, including training and assistance in conducting Treasure Hunts , which were originally developed by Toyota. Just last month, GE Capital announced the results of a Treasure Hunt it conducted at ...

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