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Montana Zero Energy House Project

The Montana Zero Energy House Project is designed to be a sustainable building demonstration house and learning center comprised of two MSU Family Housing homes. The two homes will be connected to one another and serve as before and after examples of building green. The 580 sq. ft. renovated Zero Energy home -the "after" home- will showcase practical and financially feasible ways for home owners and builders alike to save energy and water while saving money and building a healthier home. The before and after homes will be connected by a demonstration courtyard and deck.

The Montana Zero Energy House will feature:

  • Energy-efficient lighting and natural daylighting
  • Solar PV array
  • Efficient use and reuse of water
  • Energy efficient heating
    • Maximization of passive solar
    • Solar hot water heat
  • Energy Star appliances
  • No-VOC paints and finishes
  • Resource-efficient materials
  • Universal design
  • Drought-tolerant, native species landscaping/xeriscaping

Workshops, tours and school programs will be available.

HELP THE MONTANA ZERO ENERGY HOUSE BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE MONTANA!

MAKE A DONATION!

The ZEH gratefully accepts your tax-deductible donations by mail:

MSU Extension - Zero Energy House
109 Taylor Hall * P.O. Box 173580
Bozeman, MT 59717

VOLUNTEER!

Help increase Montanan's awareness of sustainable building by joining our team of dedicated volunteers. Contact us at (406) 994-4292 to find out how you can get involved.


Photos of the Project







Roof

solar shingles

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Links to Presentations/Documents

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Project Sponsors
Many thanks to the sponsors who are donating time and materials to help make the project a success:

Bozeman Green Build

Refuge Susntainable Building Center

James Hardie

Monier

V2 Design

Rocky Mountain Woodwright

 Clawson
Ecostar

C & H
H & E 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Jenny Grossenbacher, Sustainable Housing Coordinator

(406) 994-4292 * jenniferg@montana.edu