CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Designing Green Walls”

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center.

On Tuesday, May 17th, Arta Yazdanseta will present on: “Designing Green Walls: An early design framework to estimate the cooling impact of indirect green walls on the energy performance of buildings in different climates.”
10:00 am – 11:00am
20 Sumner Road, Room 1D
Refreshments will be provided.
Talks are open to members of the Harvard community. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jeff Fitton (

Arta Yazdanseta, DDes Candidate »
arta2Arta is a LEED certified architect and a Doctor of Design candidate in the Energy and Environment Concentration at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As part of her research work at the CGBC, Arta investigates the impact of green walls on thermal performance of buildings. In addition, she is currently serving as vice president of the Boston Chapter of the International Building Simulation Association (IBPSA). She received her Masters of Design, Energy and Environment in Design from the GSD, where her group was the first-prize winner of the IBPSA Student Competition Award, and her Master’s thesis was a winner of the Harvard Sustainability Grant. Arta received her professional architectural degree (with Honors) from the Pratt Institute and she later founded her own architectural design studio, LINX Architecture, while serving as a visiting instructor at the Pratt Institute. Arta is a recipient of the Circle Award Fellowship and was an AIA Women’s Architectural Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholar. Her work has been displayed at the New York Chapter of the AIA, and published in Metropolis magazine.