Press Releases

Monday, September 21, 2020

Regional organizations will host the Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium, a multi-day, virtual program from Wednesday, October 28 – Thursday, October 29, 2020 to focus on the management of water systems.

Friday, July 24, 2020

The data collected as part of the Heat Watch mapping project will inform future climate mitigation strategies and interventions, ensuring they are located in the urban “hot spots” that need them most.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

HARC announces research analysis to study effects of COVID-19, associated stay-at-home orders, and the subsequent effects on air quality.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (April 8, 2020) – HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) announces a research analysis to study effects of COVID-19 and associated stay-at-home through data sets assessing mobility, air quality, and energy usage.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (February 18, 2020) – The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.

Friday, October 25, 2019

HARC (the Houston Advanced Research Center) announced today the creation of a new research program to help reduce the negative consequences of climate change on urban and coastal areas in Texas.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Galveston Report remains active in educating the public and community months after its release.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

HARC publishes a Green Paper addressing financing gaps for public infrastructure projects and highlights specific case studies in the region where these sources could be used.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) recently expanded its staff to hire Dr. Meredith Jennings to support the organization’s research on energy, air, and water issues.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy approved a proposal under a non-competitive action from Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) to conduct workshops regarding flaring mitigation and to update a related 2015 white paper as part of the research study.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has announced that the organization’s headquarters in Houston, Texas has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) released the results of the 2018 Galveston Bay Report Card, a citizen-driven, science-based grading system supported by Houston Endowment and the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) in The Woodlands, Texas has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to assist public and private entities considering Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

Friday, April 6, 2018

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) announced today that Houston Endowment has approved a $455,000 grant that will enable them to provide the Galveston Bay Report Card for another two years.

Monday, February 12, 2018

HARC's Platinum certification is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making HARC the first LEED Platinum building in The Woodlands and Montgomery County.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After moving into the new building in March, HARC celebrated the Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication on Tuesday, May 16th.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

HARC Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Leadership Team of Lisa A. Gonzalez and Mustapha Beydoun

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Houston Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Our Great Region Awards recognize outstanding projects in the region that advance the goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region

Friday, July 15, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed and accepted the Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan (WPP). The Plan Wrap-Up meeting will be held July 19, 2016 in Double Bayou.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Local leaders and building partners joined together with HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) board and staff on Tuesday to break ground on HARC’s $7M headquarters building.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Double Bayou Watershed Partnership is seeking public comment on the Draft Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan (Draft WPP). Public comments are due Friday, February 26, 2016.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

HARC's Lisa Gonzalez and Galveston Bay Foundation's Anja Borski interviewed on KPFT 90.1 FM radio show, "Eco-Ology", Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the Galveston Bay Report Card.

Friday, October 16, 2015

HARC's EFD Program received the VZ Environmental Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship at the Southwest and Midcontintent gala ceremony on October 15, 2015.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HARC and Gas Technology Institute will host the 2015 CH4 Emissions: Methane Emissions Solutions for the Natural Gas Community on October 6-7.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HARC's Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program received a $125,000 grant from the National Academy of Sciences to develop a virtual offshore disaster training site.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LA PORTE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) today announced the first-ever Galveston Bay Report Card on the health of the Bay.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Houston Advanced Research Center received a grant from the Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation to develop interactive well pad site.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Houston Advanced Research Center celebrates a new milestone for Texas Climate News by launching as an independent nonprofit organization and a self-published journal.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Houston Advanced Research Center has launched a nonprofit partnership with Houston Technology Center North to focus on clean technology and water technology.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HARC is pleased to announce that H-E-B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

An action plan designed to significantly improve the market competitiveness of Houston’s buildings and attract investments in energy efficiency, was released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) at a ceremony at Rice University.

Monday, February 2, 2015

BEE-TEX study to demonstrate novel ways of measuring toxic air pollutants in real time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On November 4, 2014, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company, City of Phoenix, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and HARC, will host a webinar to discuss the food waste challenge.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Anyone with a computer can now take a virtual tour of the safest and best practices available for hydraulic fracturing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The George P. Mitchell Energy Program Webinar Series is scheduled to return on September 16, 2014 to discuss energy management for small and mid-size commercial office spaces.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Artist Boat Watershed Education Training (WET) is the new addition to the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Video Magazine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rich Haut, Program Director, Energy Production, has been selected to participate on a steering committee to organize a regional water center that includes New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and possibly Oklahoma.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program was mentioned in the 2013 Hess Sustainability Report in late July.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The EFD Virtual Site Kiosk will exhibit at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference August 25-27, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Jointly sponsored by HARC and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), CH4 Connections will provide a forum for these diverse interests to discuss upcoming policy decisions, the newest detection and mitigation programs and techniques...

Friday, August 1, 2014

George P. Mitchell: A Difference Maker will air at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, on Houston Public Media Channel 8 / KUHT TV 8. The broadcast is a 30-minute biography of the 1940 distinguished petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M University.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The online wetland mitigation mapping tool has been released to identify impacts to wetlands and potential hazards associated with surrounding development.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HARC's Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program awards grants to Artist Boat Training Program to serve oil and gas corporations and service companies.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The EFD Virtual Rig site is expanding! As we’re finishing up the development on the Virtual Hydraulic Fracturing Site, the Virtual Drilling Rig is adding more ‘hotspots’ to demonstrate technologies and practices that are reducing the footprint of energy development.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

HARC created an interactive mapping application to allow the public to understand some of the potential environmental impacts the March 2014 oil spill may have on the Galveston Bay.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

HARC is pleased to announced the 2014 George P. Mitchell Energy Program Webinar Series. The series will kick-off on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 1:30PM and will cover HARC’s latest research on K-12 energy management programs in Texas. Future programs will include presentations for the oil and gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Planned energy efficiency webinars will include best practices in energy management for B and C commercial office space, energy efficiency financing opportunities and energy related highlights for the 2015 legislative session.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HARC Research Scientist, Gavin Dillingham, Clean Energy Policy, was appointed as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Air Alliance Houston.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jay Olaguer was the lead author of a recently accepted paper for the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, entitled “Overview of the SHARP campaign: motivation, design, and major outcomes.”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ivy Guice has been named Chief Financial Officer of Houston Advanced Research Center.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

HARC Research Scientist, Rich Haut, to serve on Texas A&M University-Kingsville Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach (EFCREO).

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Energy production workforce personnel will participate in watershed education training focused on the Galveston Bay estuarine system.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Natural gas is displacing diesel fuel in reciprocating engines and firing turbines providing power for oil and gas operations.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

HARC Research Scientist, David Hitchcock recognized by The Woodlands Township for Volunteer Service in 2013 on the Township's Bicycye Advisory Task Force.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Collaborative efforts underway to devise a holistic approach in addressing environmental and community issues such as air, water, and land.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Environmentally Friendly Drilling Team soon to roll-out interactive website for scorecard.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program, managed by HARC, released a book exploring the importance of creating a culture that encourages individuals and the company as a whole to take personal responsibility for their impact on the environment.