Missoula County inks contract for energy audit in pursuit of carbon neutrality

With a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035, Missoula County is moving to complete an energy audit of its two largest facilities, and it approved a $75,000 contract with a national consultant to complete the work.

The agreement with McKinstry Essention LLC will include a review of the county detention center and courthouse, and offer recommendations for both savings and improvements.

“The largest contributor to the county’s greenhouse gas emissions is our buildings and facilities,” said Diana Maneta, the county’s conservation and energy coordinator. “To achieve that goal is most certainly going to require using energy more efficiently in those buildings and facilities.”