Spartan Treasure Hunt
The Spartan Treasure Hunt is an early step in the building commissioning process. It engages building occupants to help identify opportunities for energy savings and system improvements.
The treasure hunt is a one-day event in which participants break up into teams, tour a campus building and look for ways to increase energy efficiency within the building. Through observation, measurement and inquiry, teams of building occupants and facilities experts produce a list of resource-saving opportunities.
Treasure hunt findings are validated in the building commissioning process and those recommendations that produce favorable savings are implemented.
In addition to building-specific issues, the program identifies behavior-related saving opportunities. Building occupants have a direct impact on sustainability goals including conservation and efficiency in energy, waste and water. By engaging occupants in simple behavior modifications we can reduce the building’s environmental footprint.
The infographic below illustrates the process by which the university is identifying opportunities for energy savings and system improvements.
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