Entries by Emilie Ritter

Livingston Ace Hardware

Livingston Ace Hardware Energy Audit Case Study The Ace Hardware in Livingston, Montana, is a 13,000 ft2 retail building.  The store owner contacted the Montana Resource Efficiency Program (MREP) for assistance with their lighting update.  The owner wanted more and brighter energy-efficient lighting in the store.  After a lighting audit and analysis,  an MREP engineer recommended […]

Granite County Courthouse

The Granite County courthouse, located in Philipsburg, Montana, was constructed in 1913 of brick and Montana granite. The building is three stories tall and is comprised of heavy woodwork, large wood and granite columns, a large dome with a stained glass skylight, and tile mosaic floors. The courthouse recently completed a large lighting project, which […]

Front Street Market

The Front Street Market is a one-story grocery retail building with an unfinished basement. The main floor contains a commercial kitchen, office space, retail space, and a deli. The MREP team audited Front Street Market and identified several energy-saving opportunities for refrigeration and lighting systems. There are 11 coolers, one walk-in cooler for beverages, one large freezer, and one walk-in freezer […]

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings now has some specific energy-efficiency options that could improve its bottom line, thanks to a comprehensive energy audit of its facilities performed by MREP. Enterprise owns seven rental facilities throughout Montana, each comprised of office space and a washing garage, as well as one main office in Helena. MREP experts visited all eight […]

Draught Works Brewery

A Montana brewery could save more than $4,000 each year on energy costs by implementing the recommendations of a Montana Resource Efficiency Program (MREP) audit. Draught Works is a brewery in Missoula, Montana, that resides within a historic brick building built in 1931. The building contains one large room that consists of a taproom and […]

Darby High School

Darby High School now has great options for energy efficiency in its heating, ventilation, and lighting systems, after an audit by the Montana Resource Efficiency Program. The high school is a part of a school campus built in 1973 that also includes  elementary and middle schools. There is a small tunnel network below grade that is used […]

Claire Putnam, Women’s Health Services

“Everyone should have an MREP energy audit! I would not have been able to do my REAP grant without them! Danielle was incredibly helpful in finding ways to save money, and getting maximum rebates to help me improve my energy savings. Not only was she insightful and spot-on with her knowledge of energy efficiency and […]

City of Anaconda

Energy costs for city and county governments are often a very large budget item. But energy-efficiency upgrades can start at a smaller scale and still result in significant energy savings. One such area is street lighting. The City of Anaconda would like to upgrade its current street lighting to LED to save energy, lower utility bills, […]

C Sharps Arms

The C Sharps Arms building is located in Big Timber, Montana, and is used to produce custom firearms. The building is divided into two sections, the workshop and the retail/office space. The workshop is the largest section, accounting for approximately 11,100ft2. The building has high ceilings throughout both the workshop and retail spaces, while the […]

Bozeman Job Service

Even though the building owners continuously upgrade Bozeman Job Service, Montana Resource Efficiency (MREP) auditors located several cost-effective efficiency measures, all with a payback period of a three years or less. The Bozeman Job Service is a one-story office building located in downtown Bozeman. In 2010, the building owner installed new furnaces, new ductwork, and […]