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CGBC affiliate Samuelson receives grant from Harvard’s Climate Change Solutions Fund

A shot from Widener Library.  Solar panels atop Canaday Hall can bee seen from the Herbert Weir Smyth Classical Library.  Photo by Thomas Earle.

The Climate Change Solutions Fund, an initiative launched last year by President Drew Faust to encourage multidisciplinary research around climate change, is awarding $1 million to ten research projects driven by faculty collaborators across six Harvard Schools. This is the second round of grants awarded to foster research related to climate change. The projects vary and entail collaboration across a wide range of disciplines, forging an effort in which nontraditional factors of climate change are examined from multiple viewpoints in order to contribute inspired solutions.

Holly Samuelson, a CGBC affiliate and an assistant professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design was awarded a grant to use Harvard’s campus as a “living laboratory” to find a better way to measure the overall climate impact of existing buildings. Holly will work alongside researcher Jose Guillermo Cedeño Laurent from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Doug Livingston of Harvard University Green Building Services.

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