The Integrated Design Lab Bozeman is started with funds from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Our services include energy and lighting analysis for Montana architects and engineers who wish to become more aware of the environmental impacts of energy consumption.  We are your Montana contact for energy and daylighting information, education,  and tools for assessing integrated design decisions.

Reinventing a University Campus Energy Plan


MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY’S (MSU) campus in Bozeman, Montana, has become a living laboratory to test building technologies that will achieve low carbon operation. This concept allows MSU to implement and analyze building technologies in conjunction with hands-on student research to inform campus decisions and the built environment industry. In addition, future campus energy strategy and building system concepts are being shaped by MSU students and industry professionals who are learning from MSU’s physical infrastructure. 

Check out the full article at High Performing Buildings magazine. Learn more about the authors on the ASHRAE website. Cover photo courtesy of High Performing Buildings. 


IDL Participates in Award-Winning Project

Engineering News-Record has honored the Energy Innovation Laboratory in Idaho Falls with "2014 Best Overall Project of the Year: Intermountain Region."The Integrated Design Lab Bozeman performed daylight and views analysis on this  project. Agnes Pohl of the School of Architecture was the lab assistant in charge, completing the testing in 2013.


MSU News: Jabs Hall Wins Regional Recognition

"Jabs Hall at MSU took first place for the best project in the higher education/research category in the mountain states region of the ENR Regional Best Projects Awards. The award came from ENR, or Engineering News-Record, a prominent magazine focused on the construction industry.


Courtesy ofMontana State University Communications.

The project won the award based on its performance in several categories, including teamwork and overcoming challenges, safety, innovation and contribution to industry, construction quality and design quality, according to Jake Van Dusen, project engineer with Dick Anderson Construction, who submitted information about the project to ENR."