17 Oct '11, 12pm

How to Conduct a Treasure Hunt

How to Conduct a Treasure Hunt

Earlier this month, we took an in-depth look at how companies are conducting rigorous treasure hunts for energy efficiency projects. Going beyond case studies, here's a step-by-step primer to help your firm get started. Energy represents one the fastest-rising expenses for many companies and shows no sign of becoming less volatile in the coming years. Boosting efficiency is one way for companies to address energy costs, but many don't know where to start. Assigning one of a company's most valuable assets to the cause -- employees -- can generate a raft of low-cost efficiency projects that might add thousands of dollars to the bottom line.The process is called a Treasure Hunt, first conceived by Toyota more than a decade ago. The methodology and concept have been adopted and adapted by GE and other companies, but the original objective remains the same: engage workers to fi...

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