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Workshop Planned on the New Montana Energy Code

Plus Info on Montana Energy Efficient Home Program

Wednesday, October 28, 2015/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

Helena – A free training on current standards for energy efficient new residential building techniques as well as efficiency upgrades to existing homes will be offered in Pablo next week.

A new residential energy code training and Montana Energy Efficient Home session will be presented the afternoon of November 5 in Pablo at Mission Valley Power Conference Room. 

Representatives from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality will present the energy code training and offer information on energy efficient construction techniques.  The workshop is sponsored by Mission Valley Power, Montana DEQ, and the Cities of Polson and Ronan. 

The session will cover major changes of the new Montana Energy Code such as: required blower door testing; additional air sealing; improved window standards; efficient lighting requirements; and air duct sealing testing requirements.  A house built to the new code should use about 10 percent less energy than a similarly-sized house built to the old code and should offer more comfort and better resistance to moisture damage.

The advantages and specifications for the Mission Valley Power Energy Efficient electrically heated home program with a $1,500 incentive will also be discussed.

Presenters will explain how energy efficiency upgrades can significantly increase the comfort level of a home, while providing cleaner indoor air quality, lower monthly energy bills, and possible Montana energy efficiency tax credits up to $1,000. The program will include photos and examples of lessons learned from Montana builders. Attendees are encouraged to join the discussions on energy efficient building techniques.

The free workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Pablo at 36079 Pablo West Road. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the door. The session will run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the conference room at Mission Valley Power.  

For additional information about this session contact Paul Tschida at 406-444-6464 or by email at: ptschida@mt.gov

The DEQ makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this event. If you require accommodation, please contact Paul Tschida by October 30 at the above phone number or email address.

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