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CGBC’s Ali Malkawi to Present at “Building Tomorrow”: Harvard Arab World Weekend

On Saturday, March 11, the Harvard Arab Alumni Association will host the Harvard Arab World Weekend 2017 Conference in Jordan to highlight the theme of “Building Tomorrow,” which will explore initiatives across the region that are currently (re)shaping the face of the Arab world. The HAWC proposes several panels that bring together multi-disciplinary leaders to […]

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CGBC Files New Patent on Fault Detection Platform and Smart Building Applications

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Research Team has filed a patent application for the following work: An Open Platform for Automated HVAC Fault Detection and Smart Building Applications. This research and application provides an automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) solution that transforms energy-efficient building operational data into actionable information by detecting and […]

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HUCE Launches “Harvard Speaks On Climate Change”

Late last year, the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) launched a new online video initiative, Harvard Speaks on Climate Change, to share expertise of Harvard faculty across many disciplines who contribute to solutions through teaching, research, and leadership. In the videos, faculty from across our campus discuss the many dimensions of the climate challenge: […]

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Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan visits the CGBC

On Wednesday, February 17, Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan was welcomed by CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi at the Marshal’s Office during her visit to the Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Professor Ali Malkawi accompanied her, along with three aides during her trip. […]

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Harvard CGBC receives Microsoft Azure Research Award

On Monday, January 23rd, 2017, Microsoft announced that it awarded Harvard CGBC an Azure Research Award, which gives the center sponsored access to Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform and infrastructure. It is used to build, deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers, and the award offers free access to cloud […]

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CGBC launches online forecasting tool to analyze building energy consumption

CGBC researchers have launched a new web app that uses statistical modeling and historical data to help predict building energy consumption. The Gaussian Processes Forecasting Tool allows users to upload data, configure features, train/validate a model and make predictions. For a deeper analysis, the app helps more advanced users to explore the impact of certain inputs on output. Intended […]

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CGBC researchers publish article on natural ventilation design simulations, influence region

CGBC researchers’ recent article about the Influence Region in simulations for natural ventilation design was accepted and published in a new edition of Applied Energy, a journal that offers “information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal use of energy resources, analysis and optimization of energy […]

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CGBC researchers publish article about natural ventilation potential, air pollution

CGBC researchers’ recent article entitled Energy saving potential of natural ventilation in China: The impact of ambient air pollution was accepted and will be published in a new edition of Applied Energy, a journal that “provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal use […]

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Richard Rogers to deliver CGBC’s Annual Lecture 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, world-renowned architect Richard Rogers will deliver the 2016 CGBC Annual Lecture at the Graduate School of Design. Situated within the Harvard GSD Lecture Series, the lecture intends to expose a large audience of students, faculty and members of the public to the importance of green design and planning by highlighting the […]

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Harvard Office for Sustainability publishes 2015 University-wide Sustainability Report

On Wednesday, April 27, the Harvard Office for Sustainability published its 2015 University-wide Sustainability Report detailing some of the ways the university is creating a healthy, thriving, and sustainable community. The report discusses enhances to the well-being of people and the planet, with a focus on emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being, and […]

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