Treasure Hunt Challenge Webinar  

Education Type: 
Live Online
0.5 hours
1:00PM - 2:00PM (ET)
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The Treasure Hunt Challenge Webinar will describe in detail the foundational principles of the FEMP Regional Energy and Water Treasure Hunt Program, including: - Understanding basic energy-related operations and maintenance (O&M) principles - Understanding no-cost, low-cost energy savings opportunities - Comprehending and applying basic energy tool principles and operations - Routinely identifying and quantifying energy savings using simple payback methodology - Influencing a change of energy mindset to reduce energy, water, and CO2 emissions - Identifying energy capital project opportunities.


Nael Nmair, Supervisor of Facility and Fleet Optimization Pillar, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program  

Mr. Nmair is the Supervisor of the Facility and Fleet Optimization Pillar for DOE/FEMP and a registered electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in facility design and construction. He has extensive experience in facility requirements, facility evaluations, energy and water management, and operations and maintenance (O&M). Mr. Nmair's experience includes managing projects across the globe, encompassing eight engineering offices, for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His project management portfolio includes a wide range of complex construction and maintenance projects for both civilian and military interests, including bridges, entire military bases, aircraft hangars, airfields, hospitals, training centers, operations, and maintenance (O&M), and border security.

Kendall Kam, Program Manager for both the Treasure Hunt and 50001 Ready Programs, Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program  

Mr. Kam serves as the Program Manager for Treasure Hunt, an onsite three-day event that engages cross- functional teams of employees in the process of identifying operational and maintenance (O&M) energy efficiency improvements. This process empowers plant personnel to discover energy-saving opportunities while simultaneously building a culture of continuous improvement. 50001 Ready is the U.S. DOE's program that recognizes facilities and organizations that attest to the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The program is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings that does not require any external audits or certifications. Mr. Kam also served for 16 years as the Energy Program Manager for the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific). He provided utilities and shore energy program management leadership to Navy and Marine Corps shore activities in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia.

Chris Jackson, FEMP Resource Efficiency Manager, Federal Energy Management Program  

Chris Jackson is a Lindahl-Reed Resource Efficiency Manager and lead instructor for the FEMP Energy & Water Treasure Hunt Program. Chris has 31 years of federal agency O&M experience which includes energy management, project management, facilities, HVAC/R and building science thermography. Additional experience includes four years of commercial sector Smart Infrastructure and Building Automations project management and facility operations experience. Chris holds a master's degree in project management, Certified Energy Manager and Project Management Professional Certifications.

Walter Firmin, Sr.   

Walter Firmin, Sr. has 23-years of federal and civilian sector Energy, Building Automations and HVAC systems and 20-years of federal work experience. Mr. Firmin has excelled across the energy efficiency spectrum by maximizing project efficiency through implementation of BAS strategies, application of effective Measure & Verification techniques and reduction of energy consumption through targeted project engagement activities. Additional experience includes significant energy performance contractor support such as program guidance, strategic planning, energy analysis and energy project management for several major energy service contractors.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to understand how a Treasure Hunt can help them:

  • Recognize a reduction in energy and/or water bills within 1-2 billing cycles;
  • Recognize potential annual energy cost savings up to 15%;
  • Increase knowledge of the Executive Order 14057 requirement to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 65%;
  • Increase knowledge and comprehension level of strategic change within an agency's energy culture.