News, Meetings & Near-term Events of Interest to NTREG Members and the Public



 

Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
 
Updated: September 18, 2016.
 
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)
 

 
The 2016 Solar Home Tour Committee needs volunteers who would like to help with the 2016 Solar Home Tour in any capacity. Our local Tour has become a remarkably successful event! In 2015, NTREG sponsored the largest "Solar Home Tour" in Texas, and the SECOND LARGEST tour in America! Be part of a winning team! No experience necessary! (It's fun, educational .. and very rewarding!)
 
To volunteer, or for more information about the October 1, 2016 Solar Home Tour, please contact us at the link below. You choose your hours. Locations with open volunteer positions will be provided to you.

 


 
City of Dallas "Green Fest"
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Farmers Assisting Returning Military Urban Farm
700 South Good Latimer Expressway, Dallas, Texas   75226
 
This year, the City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality announced they have partnered with "Farmers Assisting Returning Military" (F.A.R.M.) to bring you the 8th annual 2016 Dallas Green Fest, sponsored in 2016 by Living Earth. Join us downtown at the future home of the F.A.R.M. Urban Park, 700 South Good Latimer Expressway, on the east end of downtown Dallas.
 
Farmers Assisting Returning Military provides agricultural therapy, recreational therapy and professional medical treatment for at-risk Veterans. Veterans already have performed the most important job in America by fighting for us, keeping us free, and keeping us safe. The goal is to assist veterans re-integrating into society to discover a new sense of purpose.
 
Green Fest is going to be be completely "off-the-grid". Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide all of the electricity for the Green Fest. This includes the sound stage, radio broadcast, vendors, and bounce houses. No generators are planned.
 
Click here for a map location of Green Fest.
 


 
2016 DFW Solar Home Tour
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Times may vary by site. Check the Tour website.)
Location: Throughout the DFW Metroplex and North Texas.
 
The Solar Home Tour is a national "open-house" type event the first Saturday of October each year where owners of solar and energy efficient homes, businesses, schools, and other other facilities open them to the public. People who are interested in learning more about solar energy can visit and talk directly with homeowners and others at the sites who will answer questions, and in many cases will showcase their solar energy systems and equipment. NTREG volunteers will be on hand at many of the sites throughout the Metroplex to provide literature and assist.
 
The American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation, involving about 150,000 participants and 5,000 solar-energy sites nationwide.
 
Homeowners and businesses in neighborhoods across the country open their doors like a public "open house", and show visitors who stop by what they've done to slash utility bills and help cut pollution from electric generating plants. Talk with homeowners themselves. See and learn how solar energy can be used efficiently directly from those who use it and live with it every day.
 
The Solar Home Tour is very informal. You set your own schedule .. and decide the sites you'd like to visit.
 


 
2016 North Texas Facilities Expo
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, October 5 & 6, 2016
Time: Conference Hours: October 5, 8:40 am to 3:10 pm. October 6, 8:40 am to 2:40 pm
          Exhibit Hall Hours: October 5, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. October 6, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Location: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas
 
North Texas Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries. Free of charge to the public.
 


 
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016.
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: Solar Home Tour "Thank You!" party. Also, a special tribute to Russel Smith, founder of the  
Presenter: North Texas Renewable Energy Grouop

 
Our October 8 meeting is will acknowledging our Solar Home Tour hosts, volunteers, and others who made the 2016 Solar Home Tour the best Tour yet! We will also have a tribute to Russel Smith, founder of the Texas Solar Energy Society, and long-term solar energy advocate in Texas. Lunch will be served after the meeting.
 


 
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016.
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: Solar Home Tour "Thank You!" Party, and a tribute to Russel Smith, founder of the Texas Solar Energy Society
 
At our October meeting, we will acknowledge our Solar Home Tour hosts, volunteers, and others who've made the 2016 Solar Home Tour the best Tour yet! We will also have a tribute to Russel Smith, founder of the Texas Solar Energy Society, and long-term solar energy advocate in Texas. Lunch will be served after the meeting.  
Presenter: North Texas Renewable Energy Group
 


 
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