Jennifer Ronk

Program Director, Environmental Science and Energy Efficiency

Jennifer Ronk holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She joined Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) in 2009, and is currently the Program Director for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Science. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director for the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) Network, an international think tank for clean energy and climate change law and policy. From 2001 – 2007 she was the Vice President of Applied Environmental Solutions, an environmental consulting firm specializing in investigating and remediating contaminated soil and groundwater. From 1991 to 2001 she was an environmental scientist investigating and remediating contaminated soil and groundwater at commercial, industrial, and governmental sites across the United States and Canada. Ms. Ronk is a Professional Geologist (PG) licensed in the State of Wisconsin, a Certified Environmental Manager (CEM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

During her tenure at HARC, Ms. Ronk has been engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs that are designed to facilitate the transition to a low carbon future, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation projects. She also manages a project that reviews scientific data (groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment, and tissue) related to a contaminated site and provides information and feedback on the data to community members.


  • Publications, Lectures & Presentations

    Jennifer Ronk presented at the Agricultural Sustainable Energy Education Network (ASEEN) Program: Teacher Professional Development Summer Workshop on June 13, 2014.

  • Publications, Lectures & Presentations

    Gavin Dillingham and Jennifer Ronk participated in the development of the 2014 Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment report publicized by EESCC of the American National Standards Institute.

  • Project Announcements

    In partnership with the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), HARC is launching the Department of Energy’s State Energy Program Texas Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) grant.

  • Press Releases

    HARC is pleased to announced the 2014 George P. Mitchell Energy Program Webinar Series. The series will kick-off on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 1:30PM and will cover HARC’s latest research on K-12 energy management programs in Texas. Future programs will include presentations for the oil and gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Planned energy efficiency webinars will include best practices in energy management for B and C commercial office space, energy efficiency financing opportunities and energy related highlights for the 2015 legislative session.