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MSU Extension to present spring 2016 Sustainability Workshop Series

March 8, 2016 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University Extension - Housing & Environmental Health Program, the City of Bozeman and the Montana Weatherization Training Center will present the spring 2016 Sustainability Workshop Series. The free, public workshops do not require pre-registration.

The workshops will be held on the second Thursday of each month through May from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Beall Park Recreation Center, located at 415 N. Bozeman Ave. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided (bring your own mug). Drinks are sponsored by the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association.

The upcoming class will be held March 10, on the topic “Business Energy Efficiency Made Easy.” Chris Dorsi, energy efficiency expert, founder and Chief Operating Officer of Habitat X, a widely acclaimed energy think tank and collaborative platform that serves the energy efficiency, utility and housing industries in North America and Europe, will be the featured speaker. Dorsi is also a certified building analyst, heating and building envelope professional through the Building Performance Institute.

Dorsi will discuss topics such as simple, money-saving low- or no-cost energy efficiency measures; why big business has committed to energy efficiency and its applications to small/medium sized businesses; the benefits of efficiency and the impact of low energy prices; and new technologies that support energy efficiency improvements. Dorsi will also discuss the Clean Energy Plan, the shifting role of utilities and the effect of an unstable political environment on sustainability concerns.

In addition, learn about efficiency projects implemented by Bozeman businesses and how to use an infrared camera and kilowatt meter to identify potential areas for big savings.

Upcoming workshops include The Solar State of Affairs on April 14 and Water Conservation in Bozeman on May 12.

The workshops are funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Prevention Grant.

For more information, visit www.bozemanclimatepartners.net or call 406-582-2370.

Contact: Jenny Grossenbacher, MSU Extension, 994-4292, jenniferg@montana.edu; Heather Higinbotham (406) 582-2370 or www.bozemanclimatepartners.net