Harvard Magazine: Greener Buildings and Cities


In an interview with Harvard Magazine, the Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, Ali Malkawi, explains the Center’s scope and emphasizes its main initiatives. Malkawi also underlines the Center’s next “giant task,” which “involves rethinking established design and construction processes, revising specifications-based building codes to emphasize lifetime performance and outcome-oriented standards, and retraining […]


NYTimes: California Town Running on Clean Power of Its Own Making


The NY Times highlights Lipton, CA, a tiny Mojave Desert town that is running on clean power entirely of its own making. With cheaper and more widely available ways to make power at home or in town, individuals and communities have been moving ever closer to declaring their energy independence, using technologies like solar, batteries and […]