Dear NTAEE Members,
2019 has been a banner year for NTAEE. Our organization’s webmaster oversaw the transition to a new Email server/membership management system called “STAR”. A benefit of this new system is that members can manage their memberships and can track their meeting reservations. We hope everyone is enjoying this new communication tool and all its benefits. Members of NTAEE have better access to past meeting presentations and to other members.
January of this year, we learned about the issues associated with the installation of new electric transmission lines across the state. As the electric grid in Texas has become more reliable, it did not happen without many landowners coming together to provide access for the high voltage lines to be interconnected. It was a most interesting discussion into the steps it takes to manage a statewide energy grid.
In February we enjoyed a tour of Moody Performance Hall. Formerly known as Dallas Music Hall, the venue is home for the Arts and Theatre productions in Dallas. It was a most enlightening tour as members investigated the structure behind the stage, and equipment on the roof and catwalks of the building. Members enjoyed learning about the building’s infrastructure and acoustical properties.
In March members learned about the benefits of duct sealant. There are many energy advantages to duct sealing and many locations may achieve 10% increased energy performance through sealing leaky ductwork.
April was a big month for NTAEE. Members provided a no-cost energy audit to Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney. NTAEE President presented water Auditing to the UNT students in Denton. The April general membership meeting was a joint meeting with ASHRAE Fort Worth where the topic of overcoming the financial objections to energy management was discussed. In April members also represented NTAEE at the EarthX event at Fair Park. The theme for the event was “BE AN ENERGY SUPERHERO!”
We hope you are having a stellar year and will attend our upcoming meetings. This week we will be touring the ONCOR facility in Lancaster. We will continue to have meetings through the summer so stay tuned for more excited from NTAEE!
A No-Cost Energy Audit was provided to Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, Texas. Kevin Wolfe, is the community service chair for NTAEE. He continues to exemplify giving at its finest. Thank you Kevin for a job well done!
Welcome to our new NTAEE members!
NTAEE continues to grow as we spread the good news of our organization across Texas. In a talk by Dr. Michael Webber, he stressed the need for Energy Engineering degrees and for education in the arena of energy engineering. NTAEE would like to be the go-to organization for providing the latest and greatest technology to our members. Please contact us if there are topics you wish to learn about!
NTAEE is excited for the opportunity to tour the ONCOR Lancaster Facility on May 16th. We look forward to an insightful visit. We hope you can attend.
Hold the Date: October 17th, the 36th Annual Energy Conference to be held at Dave and Buster's in Euless, Texas. The conference will provide you the opportunity to Network and hear from professionals in our industry on various Energy topics such as Energy Security, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, and Emerging Technologies.