Welcome to the Energy, Efficiency, and Environment Project (E3)



The E3 Project is a collaboration of both public and private assistance providers specializing in the areas of Energy Efficiency/Development, Process Efficiency, and Environmental Best Practices. Project partners include: 

  • DEQ Energy Bureau
  • Montana Resource Efficiency Program - National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
  • Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
  • UnCommon Sense – Sustainable Business Practices (UCS)
  • Montana Pollution Prevention Program (MTP2)


DEQ’s Energy Bureau serves as Montana’s State Energy Office (SEO). The SEO provides leadership to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy through communications and outreach activities and technology deployment, and by providing access to new partnerships and resources. Specific programs applicable to the E3 Project include:

The Montana Resource Efficiency Program is a technical assistance program offered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The program offers an assistance hotline and website dedicated to energy-efficiency tools and information. Additionally, a limited number of Montana businesses, non-profits, and local governments are eligible to receive no-cost energy audits based on potential for energy savings. Targeted entities include:

  • Breweries & Distilleries
  • Retail & Convenience Stores
  • Lodging
  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Local Government
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Other

To learn more about recent activities by the Montana Resource Efficiency Program, click here to view their 3rd quarter newsletter.

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) works with Montana businesses to help them achieve business objectives, set priorities, allocate resources and get on the road to more success. Service assistance areas include Business Management, Facility Planning, Food Safety, Leadership, Innovation and Strategic Growth; LEAN Enterprise; Customer Focused Marketing and Business Development; and Quality Systems.

UnCommon Sense – Sustainable Business Practices (UCS) is a sustainability-focused program that equips businesses to make desired changes in their operations and empowers them to become sustainability leaders in their communities and industry sectors.

The Montana Pollution Prevention Program (MTP2) is dedicated to helping the state's small businesses and local governments use progressive, integrated pollution prevention (P2) strategies to increase productivity, while safe guarding the air, water, land and other natural resources. Their professional staff provides no-cost, non-regulatory technical assistance services to help businesses and government find cost effective ways to reduce, reuse and recycle resources in all areas of their operations. Additionally, MTP2 focuses on finding ways to conserve energy and water, and reduce the use of toxic chemicals.