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HGA Architects and Engineers to design Big Sky Medical Center BOZEMAN – Bozeman Deaconess Health Services has selected HGA Architects and Engineers to plan and design the new Big Sky Medical Center to be constructed in Big Sky Town Center. HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm with a specialty practice in healthcare design. “HGA has designed more than 35 critical access hospitals throughout the United States,” said Hal Henderson, AIA, vice president and principal-in-charge with HGA. “The Big Sky Medical Center project is ideally suited to HGA’s firm-wide expertise and experience as we collaborate with Bozeman Deaconess Health Services to achieve their goals for exemplary patient care in a state-of-the-art healthcare facility.” Henderson has more than 30 years’ experience working with major regional and national healthcare providers, where he focuses on healthcare design and planning. “We want this facility to be energy efficient, appropriate for the landscape, and one that will enhance the medical experience for residents and visitors of Big Sky and the surrounding area,” said Kevin Pitzer, President and CEO of BDHS. Planning and design work with the Big Sky Medical Center project development team has been underway since October. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on Sept. 30, 2013, and construction is targeted to begin in late spring of 2014. For updates, visit bigskymedicalcenter.com.

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2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference set for Feb. 4-6 NATIONAL CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

• Getting a Clean Energy Project Off the Ground

HELENA – Businesses and landowners attending the 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference will learn strategies for maximizing local job creation and economic benefits that can come from developing clean energy resources later. The conference will bring in leading clean energy experts and practitioners to talk about what’s involved in creating successful cleanenergy projects that can cut a farm’s energy costs and produce power or feedstocks to market. Among those projects are biofuels and biodigesters as well as a variety of energy-efficiency technologies and wind, microhydro, geothermal and solar power systems. The annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is held each year in a different city in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana. The February conference will be the 13th in the series. It is being organized and presented by the National Center for Appropriate Technology, which is headquartered in Butte.

• Risk and Rural Resiliency: How climate change is affecting rural business, agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation • Alternative Niche Markets: The downstream opportunities The conference will draw participants from a diverse range of fields: farmers, ranchers and other rural land owners; agricultural organizations and food processors; rural utilities, lenders, economic development leaders and elected officials; local, state, federal and tribal agencies; and clean-energy firms, consultants and supporters. It will be a source of technical and financial resources and a chance to meet potential project partners. NCAT is a private nonprofit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. Helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources.

Each day, the conference will feature programs based on five “tracks”: • The Big Picture: Economic and environmental realities of clean energy • Innovations and the Future of Clean Energy

Find more information or register at harvestcleanenergy.org/events/conference.html

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