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Feb 06, 2013


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Paul Tschida
Planning, Prevention and Assistance


Learn the Technologies and Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes in Bozeman on February 16.


(HELENA) The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), along with energy efficient home builders and home rating specialists from the Bozeman area, will present a free workshop on innovative energy efficient building techniques on Saturday, February 16. The day-long session will be held at the Bozeman City Hall. The general public is invited as well as builders, realtors, home buyers and contractors.

Bozeman area builders are among the state’s leaders in the innovative design of energy efficient homes. Several local contractors will describe the methods they use to build high performance houses. There will be discussions on solar design, foundations, walls, roofs, ventilation, and heating systems. Presenters will explain how upgrades can significantly increase the comfort level of homes, provide cleaner indoor air quality, and lower monthly bills through greatly reduced energy costs. The program will also include pictures and examples of lessons learned from area building projects.

Energy performance certification providers will explain the certification process and advantages of an ENERGY STAR Home and the Home Energy Rating System program. These programs help ensure the energy efficiency and comfort levels of these independently inspected and rated houses.

The workshop include on state and federal tax credits, energy codes, and utility incentives. Presenters will be available to answer questions about their houses, products, and services.

The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Meeting Room, 121 North Rouse. Registration is at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. For additional information about this session contact Paul Tschida at DEQ at 406-841-5232.

The DEQ makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this event. If you require an accommodation, please contact Paul Tschida by phone or by e-mail:

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