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 is working to evaluate the program effectiveness of the City of Houston’s residential energy efficiency program.
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.
HARC is working with a large regional electrical utility to evaluate cost effective options for improving the energy efficiency of small commercial buildings (less than 50,000 square feet). More than 50% of the commercial building stock in the US is in this size range.
Recent severe weather events have caused considerable damage to the Houston region.