We've been working in the design, energy and construction fields since the mid 1970's.  Our focus is on designing beautiful, livable and cost effective homes.  Our goal is satisfied customers and documented energy savings

This is a good time to consider an energy construction project.  Interest rates are low, and there is continued volatility of energy prices.  Carefully selected energy measures along with Energy Tax Credits often result in very good rates of return.   If you are interested in these types of opportunities, please give us a call.

Home Energy Audit Service

MTE+D offers free energy consultation to local residents in SW Montana.  We typically spend an hour touring your house, making recommendations and helping set priorities.  For more information, check the Home Energy Audits page.  


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MtE+D began using the Energy Guage software program.  Energy Guage is one of two programs approved by the federal government for certifying houses for tax credits.  Energy Guage estimates annual energy use by inputting hourly weather data, local utility rates and the detailed...
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Chinese style Solar Greenhouse

 Imagine, as a market gardener, growing fresh, organic food all year in Montana without any fossil fuels. Tomatoes into November and December, new greens starting in February. These off season crops offer higher profit margins because the alternative for consumers is the tired produce in the grocery stores.

The Chinese started developing solar greenhouses in the 1970's and now have over 3 million acres of them.  Their mature design grows vegetables year-round and is energy self sufficient up to the 42nd parallel.

We are currently working with a Montana market gardener to build a commercial solar greenhouse next year. Our goals are to use the Chinese model and proportions but adapt to our local materials and building practices.  We know that the building will have to perform well, but also be inexpensive enough to make the economics work.

Please call or write if you have interest in a similar project.



Jim Baerg Montana Energy+Design
223 S. 5th St.
Livingston, MT 59047
406-220-1498 jlbaerg@gmail.com