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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 26, 2019
On July 17 and 18, 2019, the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE), a Better Buildings Alliance Affiliate, led an Energy Treasure Hunt with the help of DOE at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). To help to share its energy-savings knowledge and experience with others,...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 31, 2017
A collaborative approach towards energy efficiency can often yield better results than individuals working alone. This month, employees from two Volvo Group plants participated in a DOE Energy Treasure Exchange through the Better Plants program to uncover energy efficiency opportunities in their...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 11, 2016
Charter Steel's Saukville plant is home to its corporate offices as well as a fully integrated mill that includes a melt shop, state-of-the-art rolling mill and a processing facility. The Wisconsin plant recently decided to carry out a mini energy blitz (modelled after treasure hunts) to uncover...
by Bruce Lung, U.S. Department of Energy on Jun 28, 2016
Tapping the knowledge and ingenuity of employees can yield strong results in the quest to improve energy efficiency. This past May, the first Better Plants Treasure Hunt Exchange event took place at the powertrain plants of Nissan North America in Decherd, Tennessee, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing...
by Bruce Lung on Jun 23, 2015
This past week, members of the Volvo Group Energy Network North America working with Bremer Energy Consulting Services, Inc., conducted an Energy Treasure Hunt at the 1.5 million square foot Volvo Group Trucks engine and transmission plant in Hagerstown, MD. Based on previous success at the Volvo...