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IDL - Bozeman eNEWS - April 2013 - Vol. 6 No. 4

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Register Now for Northwestern Energy Presentation

Adjustable Speed Drives and energy Efficiency

Presented by Northwestern Energy

August 23, 2012

Billings, MT

 Northwestern Energy will be giving a seminar on the benefits and various types of adjustable speed drivers and the energy savings associated with them.  The presentation will begin at 8 am and last until 4 pm, with breakfast, lunch, and breaks included. 

Registration deadline is August 9th.  This event is free to employees of companies that are Northwestern Energy customers.  The registration cost is $139 for all others interested.  There is a limit of two attendees from any one company as seating is limited.

Click here for more information on this presentation and other education opportunities.


Get to know IDL Bozeman's sponsors: NEEA and BetterBricks!

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and BetterBricks are sponsors of the Integrated Design Lab Network.  These organizations do a lot to bring energy efficiency to our region.  Read more to find out how NEEA and BetterBricks can help you.


The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 with the mission to make affordable, energy efficient products and services available in the marketplace.  NEEA is funded by Northwest utilities (such as NorthWestern Energy), the Bonneville Power Administration, and the Energy Trust of Oregon.  They work in collaboration with stakeholders and strategic market partners to accelerate the market adoption of energy efficient products, technologies, and practices within homes, businesses and industry.

Since 1997, the region has saved more than 264 average megawatts (aMW), which is the equivalent to powering more than 182,500 homes, or the city of Spokane for one year.  This is incredibly important, as the energy demands of the region continue to rise.  NEEA understands that meeting the region's growing energy needs requires a diverse portfolio of resources with energy efficiency as its cornerstone. 

NEEA funds the Integrated Design Lab Network, as part of the effort to encourage energy savings through integrated design.  IDL-Bozeman is especially grateful for support from NEEA which allows for us to work with designers, architects, and engineers to bring the highest energy performance considerations directly to the design table. 


BetterBricks is the commercial green building initiative of leading Northwest utilities who have come together under the banner of NEEA.  BetterBricks is devoted to helping businesses in the Northwest realize the financial benefits from energy management. 

BetterBricks can connect you to a world of additional information, tools, and resources it takes to achieve energy savings through efficient building: 

  • check out the BetterBricks website for case studies and articles about energy saving efficiencies in the Northwest 
  • check out the "Rethink Energy and Design" blog to learn from other professionals about energy and our built environment 
  • click for the BetterBricks events calendar, to find details about the latest workshops, training programs, and other educational opportunities