Better Buildings Better Schools
Montana public K-12 schools are invited to apply for a series of sponsored trainings and energy management grants in 2017. This program is designed to assist Montana public K-12 schools seeking opportunities to save money and resources and improve learning outcomes by improving school facilities. Participating schools interested in focusing specifically on reducing energy use can also apply for the Strategic Energy Management (SEM) grant. The deadline for the SEM application is February 28, 2017. For more information please click here. To apply, please click here.
The sweeping plan highlights energy efficiency, the potential for wind and solar, and advocates for innovative solutions to curb pollution from coal-fired plants. View Gov. Bullock's plan here.
An overview of laws related to energy generation, transmission, and consumption in Montana
Energy Code Website
To assist both building contractors and home buyers, Montana DEQ has developed a website that specifically addresses Montana's Energy Code requirements, such as minimum insulation, sealing, blower door testing, and self-certification.
S.M.A.R.T. Schools Website
Governor Steve Bullock first unveiled the Montana S-M-A-R-T (Saving Money And Resources Today) Schools Challenge in the 2014-2015 school year. SMART Schools 2015-2016 wrapped up this past May with a Symposium at the Capitol building on May 19th. The Challenge will continue for the 2016/2017 school year with the application period beginning in August.