Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs at HARC where she also serves as Assistant Director of the US Department of Energy’s Upper-West Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistant Partnership (CHP TAP), and Senior Program Advisor to Texas PACE Authority. Her research focuses on the intersection of energy, climate, resilience, and natural resource policy and program adoption and implementation, and strategies that advance environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration and sustainability performance.
Prior to joining HARC, Ms. Badoian-Kriticos worked as City Energy Project Senior Advisor at the Institute for Market Transformation. In this role she focused on expanding energy and water efficiency in the built environment and provided support and expertise to the City of Houston to develop programs and policies which will lead to a healthier and more prosperous city. Ms. Badoian-Kriticos also served as Sustainability Director for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) where she drove sustainability initiatives through a global organization and developed tools for market innovation.
Ms. Badoian-Kriticos received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown. She serves as co-chair of the ULI Houston Urban Resilience and Sustainability Committee and is a board member of the USGBC Gulf Coast.
The new Strategic Plan includes new Mission and Vision statements, and comprehensive Strategic Initiatives and Actions that detail how we will develop and implement programs that address the challenges related to sustainability, resilience, and climate equity.
HARC's 2020 Annual Report highlights the successes of the organization and is the result of ongoing partnerships and innovative collaborations.
The Clean Energy Hub, funded by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), houses a variety of interactive tools, podcasts, webinars, guides, and case studies to help accelerate the adoption of distributed generation and energy efficiency projects in Texas.
HARC’s most recent Green Paper offers specific examples of how communities can fund recovery along with considerations that should be given to communities and the natural environment.
DOE Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program promotes CHP technology solutions for the industrial and manufacturing sector, critical infrastructure, institutions, commercial facilities, and utilities.
HARC worked in partnership with the City of Houston to develop the city’s Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to bring Houston closer to a carbon-neutral future.