Campus Energy Highlights
MSU is committed to using low carbon energy systems. There are currently 300 bores throughout the campus, with the most recent reaching 700 feet in depth
MSU has replaced approximately 1000 outdoor lights with highly efficient LED fixtures. The new LED lights save approximately $100,000 per year.
MSU has installed photovoltaics at the Strand Union Building (1kW), Norm Asbjornson Hall (214kW) and American Indian Hall (70 kW) as part of the campus commitment to renewable energy.
Transpired Solar Collectors
Transpired solar collectors (solar walls) are used on Cooley Laboratory, Jabs Hall, Yellowstone Hall, Rendezvous Dining, Norm Asbjornson Hall and Romney Hall. THese collectors capture solar energy and are used to preheat fresh air for the buildings.
MSU water savings projects have reduced water use on campus by approximately 26 million gallons per year resulting in savings of over $180,000 each year.
ASHRAE High Performing Buildings
Montana State University’s (MSU) campus in Bozeman, Montana, has become a living laboratory to test building technologies that will achieve low carbon operation:
Case Study for Innovative Energy Efficiency Strategies
MSU was featured as a case study in report highlighting innovative energy efficiency strategies:
Mountains & Minds
Norm Asbjornson Hall is one of the biggest steps yet in MSU’s effort to conserve resources:
Other MSU News Releases
New geothermal system for Romney Hall to be one of MSU's biggest energy conservation projects:
MSU's Norm Asbjornson Hall receives national recognition as LEED 'Platinum' building:
MSU’s Jabs Hall receives national recognition as LEED ‘Gold’ building: