HARC First Commercial Building in Texas to Earn Zero Energy Certification

HARC in the News


By Carrie Whittlesey, Woodlands Online

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) officially achieved Zero Energy status from the International Living Future Institute, which makes the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.

Today, 100% of HARC’s energy needs on a net annual

basis are supplied by on-site renewable energy, made possible by a $136,000 Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant that supported the purchase and installation of additional solar panels, associated inverters and hardware on the roof of HARC’s LEED® Platinum building.


Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is honored to be part of HARC’s journey to achieve the highly regarded zero energy status.

Mark Parsons, Vice President and General Manager for Green Mountain Energy