Harvard Symposium on Architecture: “Design Techniques”


The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities has supported the Symposium on Architecture: “Design Techniques,” with Jeannette Kuo, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, Philippe Rahm, and Camilo Restrepo Ochoa; moderated by Iñaki Ábalos. Date: Thursday, October 30th Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Where: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA The […]


CGBC Research and Innovation Talks: “Heat Exchanging Elements for Low Exergy Buildings”

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The CGBC will hold bi-weekly Research and Innovation Talks to provide a forum for collaboration within the Center, and so that select guests can learn more about current projects. As we have limited space, please RSVP to if you’d like to attend. Date: Tuesday, September 23rd Time: 11:00AM Location: The Harvard Center for Green […]


Drew Gilpin Faust: What Universities Can Do About Climate Change


Reflecting on the findings and the importance of this week’s UN Climate Summit, Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, and John L. Hennessy, President of Stanford University, write about the role of academia within the climate change movement. Emphasis is given to the long term, as universities have the opportunity and obligation to organize their resources, […]


Graduate School of Design Launches $110-Million Campaign


The Harvard Graduate School of Design launched its $110-million-plus fundraising campaign on September 12 and 13 with a series of events highlighting the school’s “grounded visionaries”: architects, planners, and designers who are at once free to dream of inventive solutions for—and intensely concerned with the practical challenges of—building a better world. The GSD campaign will support […]


Boston Globe: Energy & What Americans Want


Americans’ attitudes will profoundly impact our energy future. In a series of surveys conducted as part of the MIT Energy Initiative and the Harvard University Center on the Environment, an incredibly comprehensive and prolonged assessment of American public opinion about energy was conducted. Many different forms were compared—from traditional fuels such oil to less widely used […]


UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon invites leaders to 2014 Climate Summit


UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has invited leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society to an international 2014 Climate Summit in NYC on September 23rd.  Participants will contribute goals and announcements that will mobilize political will and lead to meaningful agreement in 2015. The Climate Summit 2014 should provide a forum and platform for leaders to […]


Climate change TV series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ wins Emmy for Best Documentary


Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series focusing on climate change, won the Emmy for “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.” A star-studded cast travels the globe to showcase real-life individuals, communities, and policy makers and present a multi-faceted story of the wide-ranging effects of climate change. The series features an impressive team of producers, including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and former […]