HARC's Gavin Dillingham, Program Director, Clean Energy Policy, participated on a panel for Smart Building Technologies at the Third Annual UT Energy Week in Austin on February 8th.
City of Houston Energy Efficiency Projects
HARC works with the City of Houston on a wide range of energy efficiency projects. Through its partnership with the City of Houston, HARC works with commercial building managers, residential builders, and homeowners to demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency and environmental performance.
Energy efficiency projects have included:
Program Director, Clean Energy Policy
Austin: City Park Water Reclamation Project - Texas City Efficiency Leadership Council Best Practice
The Energy Efficiency Incentive Program, an initiative recently launched by the Green Office Challenge, will demonstrate the utility cost savings achievable from the use of energy saving retrofits and/or operating methods in Houston’s commercial office buildings.
HARC will partner with Lime Energy Co. to launch an energy efficiency program, "Achieving Energy Efficiency in Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas", in the Houston area.
HARC and the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will present the Community Efficiency Leaders Workshop - Water & Energy Best Practices at Houston-Galveston Area Council on July 21, 2016.
HARC partners with the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy Authority to track energy and water savings and emission reductions for Texas projects.
HARC, as the lead for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Energy Efficient Building Houston Project, was featured in the Buildings Day at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) with the City of Houston.
Electric power resilience—or keeping the lights on and more importantly, keeping the air conditioning on—is one of the more important areas to focus on in Texas.
A new group of real estate and energy experts is setting out to show Houston’s building owners, occupiers, and investors how to add value by subtracting energy.
HARC has partnered with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement a private led initiative to drive investment in energy efficiency in the Houston market.
In 2008 and 2009, the City of Houston published an Emissions Reduction Plan that has driven much of the City’s current energy efficiency and renewable energy activity.
HARC is developing a research program to study the efficacy of energy management programs in Texas school districts. The energy expenditure for a Texas school district is typically the second largest single budget line item after salaries.
In 2015 HARC completed a project that identified the primary sources of fine particulate matter or PM2.5 pollutants in Harris County as well as the control measures that can be used to reduce them. Each control measure has a unique efficiency and cost.