Designing for a Clean Energy Revolution in Montana: Design & Construction Experts on the Leading Edge


James Redford joins a panel featuring Montana’s innovators in design & construction to discuss real-life experiences and high-performance methods in net-zero-energy projects being built in the Rocky Mountain West.


Associated Films: Return to Rainy Mountain and Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Date/Time: Friday, June 8, 10:00am

Venue: Museum of the Rockies – Hager Auditorium


Lindsay Schack of Love Schack Architecture is one of the first certified designers in Montana for the Passive House Institute US. She is a licensed architect in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, an adjunct instructor at MSU’s School of Architecture and founding board member of Passive House Rocky Mountains.

Lindsey Love of Love Schack Architecture is an expert in natural materials and construction methods. She built her own hybrid straw bale home in Teton Valley, Idaho and strives to coordinate healthy, holistic design in high performance building assemblies.

James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television, and is the Co-founder and Chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action.

Kyle MacVean of Harvest Solar is proud to get up and work for the sun every day. He’s worked in the solar industry for over 10 years and lived in an off-grid, straw-bale house for six years—an experience which has taught him to never take energy for granted.

Susan Bilo serves on the Montana Renewable Energy Association’s Board of Directors and heads Green Compass Sustainability Consulting where she teaches and advocates for natural resource conservation, energy and water efficiency, electric vehicles, and solar-powered net zero energy buildings.

Jaya Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., LEED AP, teaches courses on Environmental Control Systems at the Montana State University School of Architecture and has over 15 years experience in building energy modeling, energy codes, and assessment of commercial and residential energy performance.

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution