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Houston Advanced Research Center

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Houston Advanced Research Center is a energy conservation organization based in The Woodlands, TX that was founded in 1982. As of 2019 they had $4.8 million in revenue and $8.4 million in assets.

HARC's mission is to: - Provide independent analysis on energy, air and water issues to people seeking scientific answers. - Operate as a research hub for programs finding solutions for a sustainable future. - Conduct our work in a principled and agil...

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Program areas at Houston Advanced Research Center

HARCs energy research prgram includes identifying and supporting cost-effective, practical energy solutions to speed the transition to a decarbonized system. Making the transition to clean energy will require a coordinated effort led by non-partisan entities. HARCs continued effort will guide policymakers and industry leaders towards improvements in areas such as electric power resilience, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and low impact oil and gas exploration.Key research objectives:- Accelerate the adoption of resilient clean energy technologies- Provide applied research to increase the implementation of clean energy policies- Create solutions that lessen the environmental and social impacts of oil and gas development

HARCs air quality research and management program 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 and multi-institutional; objective and non-partisan. The result is a dynamic partnership that integrates rigorous research and policy assessment in a way that has become a HARC trademark in the region.Key research objectives:- Advance the science of regional air quality monitoring and modeling- Develop emissions-reducing technology- Communicate climate change science and policy

HARC's water research program emphasizes water quality and quantity, watershed management, biodiversity and ecological function, and ecosystem informatics. HARC compiles and analyzes numerous databases describing environmental quality, biological and water resources, and aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Integration, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding important water issues is considered key to advancing more sustainable management of coastal watersheds, water supplies, and water quality.Key research objectives:- Analyze the links between water researchers, ecosystems and people in support of watershed planning, coastal management, and the provision of ecosystem services- Provide applied research to increase the implementation of clean water quality policies- Deliver information and resources for the greater region through targeted research programs

Form 990s for Houston Advanced Research Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 31, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 23, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 21, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Houston Advanced Research Center

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,800,468
Program services$2,861
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,750
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,805,079

Vendors for Houston Advanced Research Center

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-09-03
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-09-03
█████████ ████████Software2020-09-03
██████ ███ ██████████Tax accounting; Audit accounting2020-01-31
█████████ ███ ██████████Water Research$1,6652020-01-31
█████ ███████ █████████ ██████████Energy Research$1,2312020-01-31

Personnel at Houston Advanced Research Center

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lisa GonzalezPres and Chief Executive Officer$187,818Nov. 12, 2020
Mustapha BeydounVice President and Chief Operating Officer$132,626Nov. 12, 2020
███ ██████Manager of Business Affairs-Sept. 11, 2019
███████ ████Senior Manager - Geo , Analytc$102,902Dec. 31, 2018
██ ████ ████████Chairman$0Nov. 12, 2020
███ █████Secretary$127,803Dec. 31, 2014

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