Residential energy use accounts for almost a quarter of the City of Bozeman's greenhouse gas emissions.
Your individual actions can save you money on your utility bills, and can have a significant impact in helping the City of Bozeman meet our Climate Action Plan goals and reduce emissions.
Residential energy use includes heating and cooling your home, lighting, cooking, appliances, and powering all of your electronic devices.
Check out these Top 10 Home Energy and Efficiency Hacks for simple no- to low-cost actions you can take to start saving energy and money immediately.
Use these checklists for more ideas on how you can save energy in your home:
- No Cost Energy Efficiency Upgrades checklist
- Low Cost Energy Efficiency Upgrades checklist
- Moderate Cost Energy Efficiency Upgrades checklist
- Investment Level Energy Efficiency Upgrades checklist
If you are building a new home, use this guide for energy code guidance:
- NorthWestern Energy E+ Home Energy Audits
- City of Bozeman Community Climate Action Plan
- Energize Montana: Energy Information Resources from the MT Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Energy Star
- MT Weatherization Center
- American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy residential resources
- Department of Energy Home Energy Saving Guide and home energy resources
- Smarter House energy saving resources and checklists
Resources for residential new construction
Building a new home? Consider Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Energy ready, or Passive House design to build the most efficient home from the beginning.
- Department of Energy Zero Energy Buildings
- The New Buildings Institute
- Zero Energy Project
- Passive House Institute
- 2018 New Home Energy Code Guide
Thanks to our Program Partners!
The City of Bozeman is committed to providing energy efficiency resources, education, rebates and incentives in partnership with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and NorthWestern Energy.
*NorthWestern Energy provides free energy appraisals to residential utility customers to identify electric conservation opportunities and a greater understanding of how their operation and maintenance strategies can affect their utility charges. Some restrictions apply. Call (800) 823-5995 for details.