During the month of March, 2020, energy consumption varied across our region. Using electric power consumption data from CenterPoint, researchers observed where electricity flowed; which ZIP codes used more, and which ZIP codes used less. The data provided allowed a comparison between March 2019 and March 2020.
HARC's Gavin Dillingham, Program Director, Clean Energy Policy, interview begins at 8:47.
In October of 2014, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development held an Energy Efficient Building (EEB) Lab in Houston. The intent of the EEB Lab was to stimulate investment in energy efficiency in the Houston market by identifying barriers to energy efficiency and implementing the appropriate solutions.
HARC was one of the primary leaders in the development and implementation of this Lab and continues to lead the implementation of many of the recommendations that came from the Lab through EEB Houston (www.eebhouston.org).
The EEB initiative was featured at the COP 21 Paris Climate Talks, as an example of public private partnerships that are coming together to reduce the impacts of climate change through greater investment of energy efficiency. The video features speakers that have participated in the EEB initiative, and includes EEB Houston members, Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Senior Advisor to the City of Houston, David Murrah with United Technologies Corporation, and Gavin Dillingham, PhD, Program Director, Clean Energy Policy at HARC.