Local Energy Solutions Conference

Across Montana, communities are taking action to meet the huge challenges of rising energy costs and global climate change. Leaders in city, county, and tribal governments are looking to conservation and renewable energy to not only cut energy costs, but to create local jobs, build our nation’s energy independence, and protect our clean air, water, and the landscapes we cherish.

AERO’s annual Local Energy Solutions Conference showcases the emerging role community leaders are taking in energy conservation efforts and shares how you can get things moving in your town. Click here for ideas and resources or browsethe conference materials from previous years.

2012 Conference Materials

pdf_icon2012 Energy Workshop Agenda

pdf_iconRenewables 101

Presented by Diana Maneta, Montana Renewable Energy Association

pdf_iconFinancing Energy Projects

Presented by Kathi Montgomery, Department of Environmental Quality

pdf_iconComprehensive Energy Audits & Passive Solar Principles

Presented by Skander Spies & Andy Lemann, Energetechs

2011 Conference Materials

pdf_icon2011 Energy Conference Agenda pdf_icon2011 Local Energy Solutions Presenter Contacts
pdf_iconCity of Bozeman Municipal Emissions Case StudyPresented by Joshua Bowden, Gradient Systems pdf_iconEnergy Conservation Opportunities in Municipal Water & Wastewater Treatment FacilitiesPresented by John Campbell, NorthWestern Energy
pdf_iconBiomass to Biochar, the Sustainability ChallengePresented by Gloria Flora, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions pdf_iconCity of Bozeman Case Study_Gradient Systems
pdf_iconGetting the Most Out of Your Energy DollarsPresented by Dave Houser, NCAT pdf_iconUSDA REAPPresented by Clay Landry, US Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development
pdf_iconZoning & Permitting for Small Scale Renewable EnergyPresented by Diana Maneta, Montana Renewable Energy Association> pdf_iconState Energy TrackingPresented by Byrne Manly, Department of Environmental Quality
pdf_iconThe New Way to Deliver Energy SavingsPresented by Daniel McGee, McKinstry pdf_iconBozeman Community Climate Action PlanPresented by: Natalie Meyer, City of Bozeman.
pdf_iconEfficiency Options at Wastewater Treatment FacilitiesPresented by Slim Miller, CDM pdf_iconFinancing Tax Credit InformationPresented by: Bonnie Rouse, Department of Environmental Quality
pdf_iconRenewable Energy Projects in Public BuildingsPresented by: Dave Ryan, NCAT. pdf_iconCommunity Based ConservationPresented by Lauren Casey, Citizens for a Better Flathead/Energy Corps Volunteer
pdf_iconFt. Belknap Reservation Energy FairsPresented by Steven Eagle Feathers, Opportunity Link/Energy Corps Volunteer pdf_iconBiochar An Elegant Solution for Complex ProblemsPresented by Gloria Flora, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
pdf_iconBiochar Sustainability Guidelines

2010 Conference Materials

pdf_icon2010 Agenda pdf_iconContact Information
pdf_iconBozeman’s Climate Action PlanPresented by: Hattie Baker pdf_iconEnergy Performance ContractingPresented by Wade Cureton, Mechanical Engineer, MTDEQ
pdf_iconGoing Beyond the Code: Strategies for More Energy Efficient BuildingsPresented by Dale Horton, National Center for Appropriate Technology pdf_iconHelena / Lewis and Clark County Greenhouse Gas InventoryPresented by Diana Maneta, Sustainability Coordinator
pdf_iconGreen Blocks ProgramPresented by Ginny Merriam, Communications/Public Information Officer, City of Missoula pdf_iconTechnical Assistance Opportunities and FundingPresented by Bonnie Rouse, EECBG Program Manager, State of Montana
pdf_iconReducing Muncipal Greenhouse Gas EmissionsPresented by Robin Saha, Ph.D., University of Montana Environmental Studies Program pdf_iconWood Energy in Seeley LakePresented by Bill Wall, PhD., Sustainability, Inc.
pdf_iconMissoula Green Blocks Pilot ProjectPresented by Danie Williams