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NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
Topic: "The Top 10 Design Steps for an Efficient and Resilient Building"
     Paul Westbrook, owner of Four Cedars, an award-winning energy-efficient home.
     Lydia Miller, Sales Consultant with Build Native
Energy efficiency in any home or other building starts at the top - the roof and the attic - but it doesn't stop there. The presentations at our June 10 meeting will cover key design steps utilized to build an efficient, resilient, comfortable, and affordable building. All of the tips are applicable to new buildings and many can be applied to existing buildings as well - including homes!
About our Presenters:
Paul Westbrook:
Paul Westbrook has been a pioneer in green building beginning with his own house design. The highly efficient home won the 1996 National Association of Home Builders Energy Value Housing Award for Innovative Design. Paul was one of the first people in the country to install a Skystream wind turbine in 2006. He later added solar panels to bring his home to near net-zero consumption. He worked at Texas Instruments for 33 years and drove the effort to build the first LEED Gold semiconductor facility in the world. He helped TI cut their global energy consumption in half in just 9 years. He served two years as a Senior Fellow for the US State Department's Energy & Climate Partnership for the Americas. Paul's has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is now retired from TI and is consulting in energy efficiency.
Lydia Miller:
A native of Hays, Kansas, Lydia came to the DFW area in 1991 to complete her Master's degree at UT Dallas, and has been a resident ever since. She has worked in education and the environment for most of her career. Lydia served as the Event Sales Manager for Green Mountain Energy for North and Central Texas. She's now with Build Native, an award-winning green builder. Lydia will be speaking about roofing options for solar, something on everyone's mind in North Texas - especially given our area is subject to serious hailstorms.

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