May 2 - May 3, 2024

Bozeman Training on Best Practices in New Home Construction

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Join BetterBuiltNW, Earth Advantage and the City of Bozeman for these no-cost trainings that will help Bozeman building industry professionals evaluate and incorporate good/better/best practices being used today to build energy efficient new homes:

  • Energy Efficient Home Site Visit
    Thursday, May 2 @ 3PM–5PM | Site address provided after registration
  • Best Practices in New Home Construction
    Friday, May 3 @ 8AM–12PM | Montana Weatherization Training Center


Space is limited - register today!


We invite all new construction professionals – builders, contractors, architects, HVAC, code officials, and beyond – to attend one or both of these valuable in-person training opportunities:

Energy Efficient Home Site Visit

Thursday, May 2 @ 3PM–5PM

Join our instructor, Alex Boetzel, local energy rater, James Childre, and local homebuilder, Josh Blomquist, for a guided tour of a high-performance residential project in Bozeman. Participants will get a close-up look at the approaches and benefits to different energy efficiency features, equipment (such as an air source heat pump and Energy Recovery Ventilator or ERV), and air barrier/envelope details showcased in the all-electric single-family home.

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from the builder and energy rater as we explore the design details and construction practices that went into this project and learn how to communicate these features and benefits to homebuyers.

Best Practices in New Home Construction

Friday, May 3 @ 8AM–12PM

This 4-hour classroom training will cover essential design principles and best practices that can be integrated into your home building process. Participants will have an opportunity to explore and evaluate different building practices/technologies while learning about locally available programs and financial incentives that support energy efficient residential new construction.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Energy efficiency programs, incentives and tax credits (city, utility and 45L)
  • Industry trends, resiliency measures, and energy code trajectory
  • Applied building science fundamentals
  • Importance of air barriers & approaches
  • Upgrades to envelope design & performance
  • Ventilation & healthy indoor air
  • Applications for advanced mechanical systems (heat pumps & heat pump water heaters)

These trainings will provide valuable info that every builder must know to keep pace with the building code, stay ahead of homebuyer expectations, and increase the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of the homes they’re building.


Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Energy Efficient Home Site Visit

  • AIA: 2 LU/HSW
  • BPI: 1 CEs
  • ICC: 0.2 CEs
  • NATE: 2 CEs

Best Practices in New Home Construction

  • AIA: 4 LU/HSW
  • BPI: 2 CEs
  • ICC: 0.4 CEs
  • NATE: 4 CEs


Course Fee

No cost



Building industry professionals (builders, general contractors, developers, HVAC contractors, building code officials, architects, energy raters, insulation contractors, utility program representatives)



Alex Boetzel
Alex is Head of Residential Innovations at Earth Advantage and applies his 30 years of experience in sustainable design and construction to research and training, helping to make the benefits of high-performance building available to everyone. Alex has deep knowledge of building science and its real-world applications and is an expert in low-carbon building assemblies and systems. Since 2006 Alex has worked and consulted on some of the first LEED for Home, Passive House, and Zero Energy projects in the Pacific Northwest, including the first commercial Living Building in Oregon and the largest ZE multifamily projects in the PNW.

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(503) 968-7160


No-Cost, In-Person Training

Bozeman, MT

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