Sustainable Energy Presentations/Downloads
HVAC Contractor and Verifier Checklist Webinar (Powerpoint / 16MB)
Presented on December 15 and 20, 2011 by Buzz Alexander as part of the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Program 2012.
NorthWestern Energy - Energy Efficiency Workshop
Energy Efficiency in the Era of Economic Stimulus,
Presented by Dale Horton, Architect and Dave Houser, PE, May 2009
What Does Green Mean? Opportunities in Weatherization, Affordable Housing, and Agency Operations, presented by Dale Horton, NCAF Leveraging Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, October 27, 2008
Energy Efficiency: The Cornerstone of Green Design, presented by Dale Horton and Dave Houser, Montana Joint Engineers Conference, Helena, MT, November 2008
MT USGBC Chapter Conf Sept08: ENERGY STAR/LEED Designer/Builder Training, presented by Dale Horton, Billings, MT, Sept. 13, 2008.
ENERGY STAR and Green Buildings, presented by Dale Horton, Kalispell, MT, May 15, 2008
Residential Green Buildings, presented by Casey Dudley, Kalispell, MT, May 15, 2008
"Green Building Techniques for Rehab and Retrofits," presented by Dale Horton, Architect, Pennsylvania Community Development and Housing Practitioners Conference, April 28, 2008
Evergreen Affordability is a solutions catalog that addresses specific issues regarding sustainable design in affordable housing, such as choosing an architect, selecting building materials, and designing systems for a project, and then describes how actual building projects have arrived at a solution to those challenges. The case study discussions in this document help illustrate the potential and the obstacles involved in applying sustainable, affordable solutions in real–world building projects.
Montana Solar House – A Guide to Adding Solar to Your Home
Learn about the use solar electric systems in homes and small businesses. This publication provides basic information about system components and what to expect when shopping for a solar electric system. Information on solar water-heating and solar air-heating systems also is included.
Montana Solar House – An Introduction to New Home Solar Design
Similar to the publication above, this one focuses on incorporating solar features into new home design. Includes chapters on photovoltaics, solar water heating, and building-integrated solar design.
How to Build a Better Home in Montana With Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency
Learn more about incorporating solar and energy efficiency features into new home construction with this homeowner brochure developed by NCAT.
Montana Guide to Building ENERGY STAR Solar Homes
This brochure helps builders and designers incorporate energy efficiency and solar energy features into new home construction. It discusses ENERGY STAR Homes Northwest, grid-connected photovoltaics, passive solar and solar tempering, solar water heating, and "solar ready" design features.
Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm
Renewable energy represents an important option for agricultural producers. This publication from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service/ATTRA introduces three renewable energy resources that can be attractive and economically feasible for the farm: solar, wind, and renewable fuels.
Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy in Arkansas
While intended for Arkansas residents and businesses, much of the information presented in this publication also applies to residents in other states. Includes useful information on solar, wind, and renewable fuels.
Home Energy Rating Service
NCAT can help developers achieve ENERGY STAR and green building certification. We offer Home Energy Rater training and function as a certified RESNET HERS provider
The People's Climate Project
Oilseeds for Fuel, Feed and the Future
National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR)
is a free service for persons who want information on where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
, which may pay a portion of the energy bills of eligible low-income persons. Call 1-866-NRG-NEAR
Keys to Successful Solar Design
Take-to-the-field guides designed to help homeowners and builders successfully plan and implement energy efficient homes using solar energy.
For Builders & Designers
Sustainable Housing Tools