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HARC Newsletter | March 2017


HARC’s LEED Platinum Building…
Beginning with the End in Mind

It’s all about how you start the process… beginning with the end in mind and finishing in alignment with those early goals. The journey to delivery of HARC’s new, green building is a great story about collaboration, setting clear goals with an organization’s leadership, and working with the design, engineering and construction teams early in the process to understand the effort required. This collaboration process is one that many of us in the design community hope to employ to deliver the highest quality building design and construction project when possible. That is the process that we aimed to apply in our relationship with HARC to design their new LEED Platinum headquarters. This level of clarity is in fact rare and is all the more reason that the journey to design and construct HARC’s new home is noteworthy and significant.

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Press Release
Houston Advanced Research Center to Host 2017 People & Nature Speaker Series

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) will host distinguished climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as part of its 2017 People & Nature Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 8, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Brown Auditorium. The event will feature a lecture given by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, followed by a Q&A session and cocktail reception.

Dr. Hayhoe is an acclaimed professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, having received extensive national recognition, including being named as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People and Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers. As a leading atmospheric scientist, as well as an evangelical Christian, Dr. Hayhoe has a unique and earnest approach to climate change. Her ability to reach a broader and more diverse audience has made her one of the most prominent and influential climate communicators in the country, leading to notable appearances on shows like Bill Moyers, PBS Global Weirding, National Geographic and at SXSLawn.

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Featured Researcher
Qian Song
Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Qian Song is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at HARC. She is responsible for mapping production, interactive GIS web applications development, geospatial data development, and geospatial analysis for multidisciplinary projects. She also organizes and maintains geospatial library and data portal site to assist HARC research staff.
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Announcements & Upcoming Events
CHP in the Oilfield Electrification Workshop
HARC’s DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships held a highly successful workshop on implementation of CHP in the oilfield, attended by more than 70 people from various segments of the oil and gas industry.
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UT Energy Week 2017 – Smart Building Technologies
HARC's Gavin Dillingham, Program Director, Clean Energy Policy, participated on a panel for Smart Building Technologies at the Third Annual UT Energy Week in Austin on February 8th.
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U.S.-CHINA B.E.S.T. CITIES B2B ROUNDTABLE: Commercial Opportunities in the Energy Efficient & Wellness Built Environment
HARC's Gavin Dillingham, Program Director, Clean Energy Policy, participated on a panel with the USGBC and WBCSD discussing ways to amplify private-public sector partnerships to drive greater energy efficiency.
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HARC in the news
Monday, February 27, 2017
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe to speak in Houston on March 8
Navigating the climate conversation isn't always easy, especially during these politically divisive days. Renowned Texas climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is coming to Houston on March 8th.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
HARC Board Members on renewable energy, natural gas in Texas
HARC Board members John Hall and Ramanan Krishnamoorti discuss renewable energy and natural gas in Texas.
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