It has been 15 years since HARC shifted its complete focus to sustainability, or as we say at HARC, “helping people to thrive and nature to flourish.” During that time, we have collaborated with diverse public and private partners in research and outreach initiatives in our three core program areas of air, energy, and water.
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.