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Ali Malkawi honored at World Science Forum 2017 for contributions to architecture

On Tuesday November 7, 2017, CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi was honored by King Abdullah II of Jordan with the Jordanian Star of Science Medal at the World Science Forum (WSF) 2017. King Abdullah honored a number of prominent Jordanian scientists who have excelled in various fields of science, research, medicine, engineering, physics and technology and […]

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First two CGBC-sponsored DDes Fellows defend dissertations

We are very excited to announce that the first two DDes Fellows sponsored by the Center for Green Buildings and Cities and advised by Professor Malkawi will defend their dissertations this week. This marks the culmination of very hard work and extensive study, and we are very proud to have supported their journey.   Decision-Making […]

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GSD Students and Alumni Win International Building Simulation Competitions

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) had a strong presence at the Building Simulation 2017 conference in San Francisco, California, August 7-9 2017. At least 26 Harvard affiliates, including faculty, researchers, and past and present students, participated (several pictured below). The conference acts as the biennial meeting […]

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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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