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CGBC team publishes on design of porous materials for heat exchange, decentralized ventilation

CGBC researchers’ new article entitled “Breathing walls: The design of porous materials for heat exchange and decentralized ventilation” was accepted and will be published in a forthcoming issue of Energy and Buildings, an international academic journal that publishes articles about “explicit links to energy use in buildings” to “present new research results, and new proven practice aimed at […]

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CGBC announces first-of-its-kind HouseZero project, extreme retrofit of its headquarters

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today that it is retrofitting its headquarters in a pre-1940s stick-built house to demonstrate how to transform this challenging building stock into a prototype of ultra-efficiency that will use no HVAC […]

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Bud Ris delivers Climate Week lecture: “Climate Ready Boston: Planning for Challenges Ahead”

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) welcomed Bud Ris — Co-Chair, Climate Preparedness Working Group, Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and Senior Climate Advisor, Barr Foundation– to present a lecture entitled “Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead.” “Boston was once the dirtiest harbor in the country; now it […]

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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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Salmaan Craig to discuss thermoregulation of buildings at Le Lab ArtScience Talks

On Wednesday, January 11, Le Laboratoire Cambridge will host CGBC Research Associate Salmaan Craig, lecturer in materials science and energy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, who will lead a talk on entitled “The Thermal Resonance of Massive Buildings.” Craig, a designer who specializes in materials design and building physics, conducts research on new types of ‘architecture-d […]

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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 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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LG Hausys and CGBC Research Teams participate in Smart House Workshop

On April 21, 2016, members from the CGBC Research Team and the LG Hausys Research & Development Team participated in a Smart House Workshop at the CGBC headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The teams engaged in a collaborative information exchange—discussing and presenting on a variety of topics involving smart house technology including sensors technology, control systems, smart interfaces and […]

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Sustainability in Scandinavia reprise to take place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, academicians and practitioners featured at CGBC’s 2015 Fall Conference: Sustainability in Scandinavia will meet in Oslo to work on a joint publication and present a selection of new case-studies at the Oslo School of Architecture of Design. The public program will take place from 9:00-11:00am in the Sverre Fehn Auditorium (Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo). […]

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“Sustainability in Scandinavia” video now available

Videos of the CGBC’s 2015 fall conference, “Sustainability in Scandinavia,” have been published online and are now available to be viewed. The November 6 conference highlighted green buildings and communities across Norway, Sweden and Denmark, examining the region’s unique practices that integrate technology, culture, and design. Presentations of case studies and proven concepts by leading academicians and practitioners from Scandinavia analyzed how […]

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