HARC applies science to drive energy, air, water, and resilience solutions for a sustainable and equitable future.
Our work focuses on issues related to energy, air, water, and resilience, and our goal is to build a sustainable and equitable future for all communities.Learn more about our work
HARC’s work in air quality research and management includes air quality modeling, emission reduction technologies, emissions monitoring technology and policy. In addition, researchers study regional impacts of and adaptations to climate change. The air research program is multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, objective, and non-partisan.
HARC’s Clean Energy group provides research, tools, and technical assistance as the global community works to decarbonize the electric power sector and mitigate physical climate risks. The team's work guides policymakers, community stakeholders, and industry leaders towards improvements in areas such as electric power resilience, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and sustainable, net-zero facility planning.
Water research emphasizes water quality and quantity, watershed management, biodiversity and ecological function, and ecosystem informatics. Integration, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding important water issues are considered key to advancing more sustainable management of coastal watersheds, water supplies, and water quality.
HARC’s Climate Program is a dedicated, multi-disciplinary initiative that will use data analytics to facilitate a greater understanding of climate risk in Texas and facilitate the diffusion and adoption of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The newest program in HARC’s body of research will enhance our ability to provide robust analyses and applied research in support of technical assistance and science-based policies for the private and public sectors.
HARC uses a variety of geospatial and analytical tools to develop data and applications. Our geospatial platform allows HARC to create private or public applications to view data using maps, charts, and other visualization methods. HARC has access to a variety of application templates that can be configured to the needs of the project, minimizing the need for in-depth programming, and thus focusing on the more important task of communicating information in an engaging and intuitive manner.
HARC owes its origins to the vision and initiative of Houston businessman and philanthropist George P. Mitchell, who established the organization in 1982. HARC began as a non-profit university consortium and technology incubator, bridging basic research and market applications. Today, we engage in scientific research to address issues related to clean energy, air quality, water resources, and resilience for a sustainable and equitable future.Find out more about our history & our building
By supporting the implementation of policies and technologies that promote sustainability based on scientific principles, our work helps to create resilient solutions. Our focus is sustainability. Our work starts with research. Our goal is implementation.Find out more