Cushing Terrell Receives Montana State University Campus Energy Master Plan Contract

The work will support the sustainability and energy efficiency goals of the university campus.

BOZEMAN, Mont., November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has been awarded a multi-year, multi-phase contract to develop a campus-wide energy master plan and targeted service projects State University of Montana (MSU) increase its energy efficiency.

Romney Hall is one of the most notable buildings on the Montana State University (MSU) campus in Bozeman, MT.  This iconic building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recently received LEED Gold certification.  The work to sustainably preserve and renovate this building is representative of the university's aggressive, campus-wide sustainability commitments.

Romney Hall is one of the most notable buildings on the Montana State University (MSU) campus in Bozeman, MT. This iconic building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recently received LEED Gold certification. The work to sustainably preserve and renovate this building is representative of the university’s aggressive, campus-wide sustainability commitments.

Cushing Terrell will support MSU in its continued advances in designing, constructing and maintaining buildings on its campus with unprecedented energy efficiency. A large part of this effort will involve comprehensive energy planning for existing and future buildings, the creation of energy districts and the use of heat pumps and geothermal technology.

Learn more about MSU’s recent achievement of LEED Gold certification Romney Hallan example of a historic building renovated to meet high performance standards.

Romney Hall benefits from the new geothermal system under Romney Oval, which will also power other nearby buildings on campus.

In partnership with McKinstry’s EcoDistrict group, HDR, Major Geothermal and Practical Energy Management, Cushing Terrell will develop the overall master plan and identify projects to support the integration of the energy districts and the infrastructure required to connect to the geothermal fields below campus , and use strategies for general energy saving and reuse.

The work of Cushing Terrell and partners will help the university meet its goals of achieving a STARS Platinum rating by 2035 and becoming carbon neutral by 2040, as outlined in the university’s sustainability framework. STARS® (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™) is a transparent self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance, and Platinum is the highest level in the program.

“The university’s past investments in energy-saving technologies save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and will easily pay for themselves,” he said John like, MSU Associate Vice President for University Services. “By working with Cushing Terrell, we hope to leverage these investments and grow them to be good stewards of student and taxpayer dollars.”

“As an MSU graduate, I look forward to working with the university on a groundbreaking project like this,” he said Alex Russel, Director of Energy Services for Cushing Terrell. “MSU continues to push the envelope in its commitment to a sustainable future. Having the opportunity to help shape the operations of the campus for the next hundred years and beyond is something I could never have dreamed of as an engineering student all those years ago. “

Learn more about energy services at Cushing Terrell.

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that the integration of architecture, engineering and design opens the doors to deeper relationships and increased creativity. This basis still defines the law firm and its multidisciplinary team today. With offices opposite The United States and services spanning 30 disciplines, the team works together to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainably built environments. cushingerrell.com

Cushing Terrell logo.  Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 by architects Ralph Cushing and Everett Terrell.  They acted with the belief that the integration of architecture, technology and design opened the doors to deepened relationships and increased creativity - the foundations of our design practice and what still defines us today.  cushingerrell.com (PRNewsfoto/Cushing Terrell)

Cushing Terrell logo. Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 by architects Ralph Cushing and Everett Terrell. They acted with the belief that the integration of architecture, technology and design opened the doors to deepened relationships and increased creativity – the foundations of our design practice and what still defines us today. cushingerrell.com (PRNewsfoto/Cushing Terrell)

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