Our Work

HARC’s New Home: A Vision of Sustainability Realized

As a result of beginning with the end in mind, HARC's headquarters is on track to achieving a Platinum Level Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification - making it the first LEED Platinum green building in The Woodlands, Texas. Platinum is the most environmentally stringent LEED certification issued by the U.S Green Building Council. Check out the interactive web application "Building a Legacy” to learn more about HARC’s origins, how the building was designed with nature, behind the scenes design features, and the innovative sustainable technologies that enable our building to achieve an over 50% energy savings compared to LEED base targets.

HARC New Building Pic - Collaboration Area Photo By: Bill Bass, HARC The building features collaboration spaces and ample natural lighting

HARC New Building Pic - Water-saving Native Specie Photo By: Bill Bass, HARC Water Smart landscaping incorporates native plants

Thanks to all of the organizations who have helped support our building mission from design through construction.

Project Announcements

Researcher Announcement

On Thursday, June 27 HARC building and campus were awarded the Project of the Year from the USGBC Chapter Leadership Awards.

HARC President and CEO, Lisa Gonzalez, will join a distinguished panel to lead a learning session at the Greenbuild 2018 International Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, November 16th.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

On July 25, Dr. Mustapha Beydoun, HARC’s Vice-President, presented at the U.S. Green Building Council Gulf Coast Chapter LEED Platinum Evening event.

Press Releases

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.


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