Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings (Montana)

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Place Montana
Name Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
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

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Chris Batson
Department Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Division Public Buildings
Address 1100 North Last Chance Gulch
Address 2 PO Box 200902
Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59620
Phone (406) 841-5258
Fax (406) 841-5091

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: MCA § 17-7-213
Date Effective 2009-04-01
Date Enacted 2009-04-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"