Our Work

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:

  • Working with building contractors provide energy efficiency upgrades with guaranteed energy savings for City of Houston-owned buildings;
  • Partnering with SmarteBuilding, a company that installed real-time energy monitoring devices and data collection systems to provide 3 City of Houston-owned buildings with detailed energy use data. The data was used to drive behavior-based energy reductions and provide information to building managers so that they could reduce demand charges;
  • Collaborating on the 5-Star Program, an incentive program for home builders to construct highly energy-efficient homes (often with solar) in low income neighborhoods in the City; and
  • Working on the Energy Efficiency Incentive Program with which provided incentives to commercial building owners to install energy efficiency upgrades to their properties.

  • Project Announcements

    HARC and HGAC will present a City Efficiency Leaders Workshop for Houston-Galveston Area Community on March 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

    Publications, Lectures & Presentations

    HARC's Gavin Dillingham will organize and present at Houston Green Office Challenge Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) 101 at the City of Houston Permitting Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Houston.

    Researcher Announcement

    HARC's Gavin Dillingham will moderate a panel at the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance conference on Friday, November 13, 2015 in Houston.

    Researcher Announcement

    Gavin Dillingham will moderate panels at the 2015 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference in Galveston, Texas in December.


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