Climate Design Tools
IDL-Bozeman is pleased to announce the latest addition to our website, a set of climate design tools originally created by IDL Boise. They can be found under the Software Tools, Climate Design Tools tab on the menu bar. With the permission of IDL-Boise, IDL-Bozeman has adapted these tools to reflect six reference cities in Montana. These include Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. The creation of these tools was funded by the Idaho Power Company and was developed into two generations of spreadsheet calculators that are capable of analyzing building loads and the energy consumption impacts of a range of different design strategies. Currently, there are seven different calculation spreadsheets that span across two different generations of tool development.