Saving 10% of the energy used in your home is actually pretty easy and yields immediate dividends. Energy saving measures will also increase personal comfort, building durability and property values in most cases. To help you with these goals, we’ve organized a series of free lectures on a variety of energy topics.

These energy lectures are led by experts who will provide technical information and practical advice in a non-promotional format. The talks are built around photographs, case studies of local projects and product samples so that you can explore a wide range of possible solutions to your situation. Enough time will be scheduled to allow you to ask individual questions about your home and even join in a group discussion about the topic. With this format, we will help you learn how to evaluate your house and prioritize your energy options.

These talks are held over the lunch hour on Friday at the Weatherization Center on the East Frontage Road in Bozeman. So, bring your lunch and spend an hour learning about energy solutions to your home.

WHEN: Every Friday noon (except holidays) from 12:00 to 1:00. Actual lecture is from 12:10 to 12:50. Please Click Here for dates and topics.

WHERE: The Montana Weatherization Training Center, 705 Osterman Drive, Bozeman.

Telephone (Lisa Daly): 406-586-0070

E-mail (Jim Baerg):

OSHA 10 and 30 Training for the Construction Industry

If you're working in the construction trades, the OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 for construction class may be for you. The rules and regulations covered by OSHA are typically very practical and useful. Sure, there are some tricky waters to navagate, but our courses straight to the point, showing you how to best prevent injuries on the job. OSHA 10 is a 1.5-day course that is primarily designed for workers in the construction industry who do not have supervisory roles. The OSHA 30 course takes 4 days and is designed for supervisors, crew chiefs, and management staff who hold supervisory responsibilities in the field of safety. Each course is driven by student participation to ensure we cover the information important to you.

Energy Efficiency: Pressure Diagnostics, Air Sealing, and Insulation

Energy efficiency is not a guessing game, and being green does not come down to how many green products you have operating in a home. This scientific process starts with a blower-door test and ends with a tight, warm home. The principles of weatherization can be applied to any home, not just those in the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Our course sequence walks you through the process. Start with a blower door to find out where the problems lie, then gather the low-hanging fruit: air sealing, insulation, water heating, etc., all while applying safe work practices. It's only after you've addressed where you're wasting/losing energy that you start looking to alternative energy technologies. Sign up for a course and find out for yourself. You may be surprised how easy it is to save money and be green.