About Area Emission Reduction Credit Organization (AERCO)

The Houston-Galveston Area Emission Reduction Credit Organization (AERCO) was created in 1994 to promote the improvement of air quality while helping to mitigate the adverse impacts of control strategies on economic development in the HGB region. Houston-Galveston AERCO accomplishes this by providing a legal framework to promote air quality improvement and economic growth in the eight county HGB ozone non-attainment area.

Contact Info

Jim Mahood

Tax Information

Through a 501(c)3 designation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Houston-Galveston AERCO (Tax ID# 760474318) is able to receive tax deductible donations for Clean School Bus Houston and of emission reduction credits or contributions.


The Houston-Galveston AERCO collects donations for several ongoing projects and programs: