Looking Back at 2022



As move forward into a new year, we take a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2022.

40th Anniversary: HARC celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 7th.

Gulf Guardian Award: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Division announced HARC as the winner of this award for the Galveston Bay Report Card, a community-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay.

Galveston Bay Report Card: Now in its eighth year, this project keeps communities informed about what is going on in the Bay and what everyone can do to protect and preserve it: Every bayou, Every neighborhood, Everyone’s Bay.

NREL-funded Solar for Safety and Success: an initiative aimed at bringing the benefits of solar to underserved communities in Port Arthur, Texas.

THRIVE in Port Arthur: in partnership with the Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), HARC convened a multi-year environmental justice initiative to effectively address climate and resiliency issues for communities in Port Arthur.

DOE-funded Weatherization Program for Underserved Communities– a $1.9 million award in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for a project that will help Texas residents in underserved communities repair and weatherize their homes, resulting in lower energy bills and safer residences.

Powered for Good: a research collaboration with High Noon Advisors, Moonlight Interests, and the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI) to explore, develop, and accelerate accessible clean energy initiatives in Texas, providing consumers with options and helping them to make the best choice.

Powering the Future: a series of white papers providing an analysis of the risks within Texas’ power sector, and potential outcomes for the state.

Gulf of Mexico Leading with Equity in Adaptation Practice (LEAP) Program: a project in association with the American Society for Adaptation Professionals to strengthen community-led climate change adaptation initiatives through partnerships, collaboration, and capacity-building.

New York Times Guest Essay: Senior Research Scientist Dr. Carlos Gamarra had his guest essay on energy efficiency in HARC’s building published in The New York Times.

KHOU Channel 11 Feature Story: Houston’s local CBS news affiliate visited HARC’s Living Lab for a feature story on the building’s energy efficiency technology and the road to net zero.

We look forward to even more exciting projects and milestones in 2023!