The Hunt is on for Energy Efficiencies at FCA

Abstract

In 2017, FCA launched a global initiative to identify and implement energy savings practices. The “Treasure Hunt” provides the Company a complete assessment of our energy improvement opportunities.

An Energy Treasure Hunt, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® Treasure Hunt playbook, is an onsite event in which cross-functional teams of employees identify day-to-day operational energy efficiency improvements. Treasure Hunts focus on improvements that can often be made immediately and without significant expenditures. The “hunts” also evaluate energy use during non-operating hours, when most energy waste occurs.

First piloted in September 2017 at the Company’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant, where the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT and Dodge Durango are built, “Treasure Hunts” have become a low-cost, high-impact initiative that are building awareness and installing a culture of continuous improvement with our employees to help reduce our energy use.

Presented By

Kevin M. Dunbar, C.E.M., C.M.V.P.
Corporate Energy Group Supervisor
Fiat Chryslet Automobiles (FCA) US LLC

Kevin M. Dunbar joined FCA US LLC in July2016 as Corporate Energy Group Supervisor. In this role, Dunbar provides energy direction and technical support to more than 26 manufacturing locations across North America and acts as a liaison to the Company’s corporate departments.

Prior to this position, Dunbar was Senior Consultant at DNV GL where he served as the Assistant Operations Manager for the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business managing the technical and marketing aspects of the program.

His work experience and academic background include:

  • 2016 – current, Corporate Energy Group Supervisor, FCA US LLC
  • 2014 – 2016, Senior Consultant, DNV GL
  • 2012 – 2014, Project Development Engineer, Ameresco
  • 2011 – 2012, Energy Manager, Detroit Diesel
  • 1999 – 2011, Project Engineer, OMEGA Productive Services

Dunbar earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University in Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University. He holds energy accreditations with American Energy Engineers (AEE) for Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement Verification Professional.

Dunbar was born in Dearborn, Michigan.