SEP Supported the Launch of the SMART Schools Challenge in 46 Schools Throughout the State

Number of schools participating in SMART Schools Challenge

Energy cost avoidance in inaugural year

31 tons
Waste diversion (inaugural year)
135 tons
Carbon offset through recycling (inaugural year)


In Montana, the State Energy Office, in coordination with the governor, launched a SMART Schools Challenge to encourage K-12 public schools to develop programs to increase energy and resource efficiency.  The program is a huge success, and in its inaugural year, 46 schools participated, producing $100,000 in energy cost avoidance, 31 tons of waste diversion, and 135 tons of carbon offset through recycling.

Contanct Information for the Montana Energy Office