HARC: From Research to Innovation to Action
HARC, and its program of work, bridges the worlds of scientific research, policy and technological innovation in a multidisciplinary way. Our team is nimble and tackles large-scale projects using a systems-approach that seeks to understand complex problems and behaviors. We identify strategies to achieve desired results that improve quality of life, increase the resilience of our economic systems, and protect the natural environment for generations to come.
For example, HARC and the Galveston Bay Foundation, with support from Houston Endowment, recently released the fifth annual update of the Galveston Bay Report Card. The Report Card is a science-based, citizen-driven assessment of the health of the Galveston Bay Estuary and surrounding watershed. The Report Card includes 21 indicators across six major categories that look at interactions between our communities and the natural environment.
Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) seek to build energy resilience awareness. The result is the implementation of resilient and efficient energy technology that can benefit industries and communities. HARC's CHP TAP team will continue to work with interested parties to first study the feasibility of CHP for select facilities, and then implement the technology where possible.
Learn more about HARC Energy's CHP and energy resilience work with an update in this month's newsletter blog by Dr. Gavin Dillingham.
Also, HARC's Resilience team unveiled the Texas Residential Passive Survivability tool. Produced in partnership with the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), this online tool provides advice and guidelines for homeowners on how to safeguard homes in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. The platform also offers direction on how to create more energy-efficient residences while doing so.
At HARC, we strive to turn our research into action. Here are some resources for you:
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