Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings|
|Incentive Type||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Requirement||New construction and major renovations of state buildings must exceed IECC by 20%|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-04-27|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-06-04|
In April 2009, the legislature passed S.B. 49, creating energy efficiency standards for state-owned and state-leased buildings. Energy efficiency building standards apply to new construction and major renovation projects for state-owned buildings and new construction projects for state-leased buildings. The buildings must exceed the effective International Energy Conservation Code by 20%, to the extent that it is cost effective.
The Montana Department of Labor must also develop and adopt high performance building standards, along with the Montana university system and other state agencies. These standards must take into account energy performance, life-cycle performance, environmental sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and building durability, functionality, and maintenance.
|Contact Name||Chris Batson|
|Department||Montana Department of Environmental Quality|
|Address||1100 North Last Chance Gulch|
|Address 2||PO Box 200902|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||MCA § 17-7-213|
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