Case Study: Helena Area Habitat for Humanity Home
The recently constructed Helena Area Habitat for Humanity home was built with extra insulation and air sealing providing the home with an annual heating bill of $100. To read more about this home and for photos please click here.
Planning to Purchase or Build a New Home in Montana?
Montana has a state-wide energy code that governs all new home construction.
Many new homes built in the state are reviewed by a building code department for code compliance. But all homes must meet state standards for such things as insulation levels, thermal ratings for windows, and heating appliance performance. A survey conducted by the Montana Energy Office at DEQ found new home owners want built-in radon resistance and documented energy efficiency. To read more about the survey's findings, please click here.
Use the Energy Code Guide to help ensure your new home is comfortable, healthy, and energy code compliant.
These codes are for the homeowner's protection. So talk with your builder and look for the blue Energy Component Label on the electrical panel of your recently completed new home.
What the energy code means for you:
- Energy Code Best Practices Guide - Includes best practices on: Residential Compliance Approaches, Unvented Attics, Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders, House Tightness Testing, Multifamily Building Tightness Testing, Heating and Cooling Calculations, Duct Tightness Testing, Mechanical Ventilation, Mechanical Ventilation Types, and Montana Energy Code Check List
- Energy Code Summary
- Local Government Code Programs
- Blower Door and/or Duct Tightness Test Professionals
- Energy Code Training
- Montana Residential Energy Code Handbook
- Energy Savers Guidebook
- Minnesota Home Energy Guide
The Energy Code Compliance Newsletter offers best practices for code officials, builders, and people in the marketplace for new residential buildings in Montana.