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Energy Efficiency / Clean Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are emerging topics of interest that can positively impact the North Central Texas Region.  With proper implementation, they can help to improve air quality in the region by decreasing the amount of power generation needed and reducing emissions that contribute to air pollution and the region’s ozone non-attainment status.


In addition, certain energy efficiency measures, such as the use of alternative fuels, support petroleum reduction goals of the DFW Clean Cities Coalition.


This website is intended to help people interested in learning more about the topic of energy efficiency and renewable energy by compiling key resources and highlighting past and present efforts underway in North Central Texas.

Solar Work with the State Energy Conservation Office
In 2016 NCTCOG partnered with the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) to expand best management practices for solar photovoltaic systems throughout the State of Texas. Under the project, NCTCOG focused on supply side and demand side activities, including items such as outreach to niche markets, providing trainings and solar information statewide, and expanding permitting and ordinance templates statewide. Visit for more information, and a full list of produced resources.

Solar Ready II

In 2013 and 2014 NCTCOG participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready II program by partnering with the National Association of Regional Councils, the Mid-America Regional Council, and Meister Consultants Group.  NCTCOG worked with local governments and interested parties to implement best management practices and provide training for solar energy in the DFW region.  The goal of this project was to improve the DFW solar market by providing a more streamlined and standardized solar process. Visit for more information.    

North Central Texas Stewardship Forum

The North Central Texas Environmental Stewardship Forum (Forum) began as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant funded effort dedicated to bringing together North Central Texas (NCT) governmental and quasi-governmental organizations to share best practices, lessons learned and resources to ease the burden of developing and supporting sustainability and environmental initiatives. Having completed the grant, the participating cities and EPA acknowledge the value the Forum brings to communicating and collaborating to achieve environmental goals. Visit for more information.


For more information, please contact Lori Clark at or 817-695-9232.

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Upcoming Events




Past Events

Energy Star Building Portfolio Manager Workshop

June 20, 2018, 9 am – 12 pm

Intro Presentation
Data Analysis Presentation


Improving Energy Efficiency in North Central Texas - Partnerships, Financing, and Resources
Click title for link to agenda and links to presentations.

May 8, 2018


Lighting Up Cities: Benefits and Strategies for Transitioning Municipal Lighting to LEDs

September 26, 2017


Summer Solar PV Training Series

Various Dates and Locations


City Efficiency Leadership Council Meeting

February 3, 2016


Solar Energy System Training
March 30-31, 2015
Technical Session / Financial Session

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
City Manager Information Session

March 6, 2015
Item 2 Presentation
Item 3 Presentation


Texas Renewables Conference 2014
November 3-6, 2014

CATEE 2014 – Clean Air Through
Energy Efficiency Conference

November 18-20, 2014


Solar Permitting and
Solar Ordinance Training

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  DFW Solar Tour
Saturday, October 4, 2014


North Texas Solar
Electric Permit Checklist Workshop

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


BCA Texas Chapter  and Dallas 2030 District
Existing Building Commissioning Summit

September 19, 2014


Solar Ready II Meeting
June 17, 2014


Firefighter and 1st Responder Solar Energy
System Safety Workshop

May 15, 2014, 8:00am-12:30pm
Informational Flyer


22nd Annual Building Professional Institute
May 19-23, 2014


Solar Ready II Kick-Off Meeting
March 6, 2014
Handout: Jurisdiction Questionnaire
Handout: Letter of Commitment


Solar Ready II
December 11, 2013
DFW Solar Tour
October 5, 2013
  Renewable Energy Roundup &
Green Living Fair

September 27-29, 2013
Texas Workshop on Landfill
Gas Energy

July 16, 2013


SunShot Solar Outreach Presentations


May 20, 2013

 Presentations and Videos

   Introductions & Solar 101

Permitting, Zoning, & Financing

Local Discussion & Wrap Up


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