Improving indoor air quality may boost cognitive abilities as well as health. So how should buildings be designed to make us more productive? The question posed to Holly Samuelson, Associated Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design … Read more
Center for Green Buildings and Cites partners with Wyss Institute to develop cold-SNAP: an alternative cooling process that uses substantially less energy than modern coolers.
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cites researchers collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists … Read more
HouseZero was featured in New York Magazine in a piece written by Justin Davidson, who praises the CGBC’s apt headquarters and urgent mission.
“Most other environmentally sensitive buildings rely on advanced machinery: hyperefficient air conditioners, motion-activated window shades, and so … Read more
Quartz featured a piece on Harvard HouseZero today, praising the building as a “locus of high tech architecture.” The author writes about HouseZero as an “alternative to sealed buildings,” noting that its new window system is a crucial design element … Read more
Fast Company published an article advocating for the improvement of existing structures. “If we stand a chance against climate catastrophe,” the article reads, “architects, engineers, and the buildings they create will necessarily play a huge part in moving the needle–and … Read more
Metropolis Magazine published an article featuring CGBC’s newly unveiled HouseZero. Ali Malkawi, founder and leader of the HouseZero project was interviewed and quoted. He explains that his goal was to design a building “that thinks for itself …We don’t have … Read more
The members of the Master Jury for the 2017-2019 Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2019 to select … Read more
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today the completion of HouseZero, the retrofitting of its headquarters in a pre-1940s building in Cambridge into an ambitious living-laboratory and an … Read more