Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos is a Research Scientist 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, and Senior Program Advisor to Texas PACE Authority. As a researcher, her efforts focus on the development and implementation of energy, resilience, and natural resource policies and programs. 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. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown.
On Thursday, October 17th HARC’s building and campus received the LEED Project of the Year at the US Green Building Council’s Texas Chapter Building Energy Summit.
Join the Department of Energy’s Upper-West CHP TAP, IFMA and USGBC in Fargo, ND, on Tuesday. November 12, for a Lunch and Learn. The program will focus on how combined heat and power (CHP) can provide cost effective, reliable power and enhance the resilience of public and private facilities across the region
The Energy team, comprised of Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Dr. Gavin Dillingham, Dr. Stephanie Glenn, and Dr. Meredith Jennings had CARAT (Climate Analytics Risk Assessment Tool) accepted in EPICenter’s incubator business startup program out of San Antonio.
The city of Houston’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) hit a milestone last month with the release of a draft of the plan. HARC serves as the technical advisor and research leader on the project.