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Metro: Harvard is updating a home from the 1920s to be ‘ultra’ energy efficient

Today, Metro features CGBC’s HouseZero: a “first-of-its-kind” project that challenges the idea that you have to build new homes from scratch in order to implement energy-efficient design. Professor Malkawi, founding director of the CGBC, explains that his goal was to “push the limit” for what energy-efficient upgrades can be added to an existing home — […]

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Fast Company: This super-efficient renovation is a model for lowering a house’s energy footprint

CGBC’s HouseZero project is featured in Fast Company. The piece explains how a retrofit of CGBC headquarters will result in a positive energy building. “We could have done something that’s futuristic,” says Ali Malkawi, professor of architectural technology at the GSD, founding director of the CGBC and the creator of the HouseZero project. “But what we chose […]

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Malkawi featured in The Guardian: “How malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable”

Featured in an article in The Guardian, CGBC Director Ali Malkawi explains how the wasteful energy consumption of malls and big box stores can be traced to the 1950’s when reducing fossil fuels was not a priority. In addition, he stressed that outdoor “retail villages” typically have smaller ecological footprints, as their thin structures allow for natural ventilation […]

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Harvard GSD: Richard Rogers delivers second annual Harvard CGBC Lecture

The Harvard Graduate School of Design published an account of the CGBC Annual Lecture featuring Richard Rogers on October 18, 2016, an event that continues the Center’s annual tradition of honoring a key leader within the green design and planning movement. Rogers focused his talk on approaching sustainability through the relationships and interactions between buildings and inhabitants. Read the article here.

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Harvard Crimson: Architect Richard Rogers Lectures at the GSD

The Harvard Crimson gives an account of the CGBC Annual Lecture featuring Richard Rogers on October 18, 2016, an event that continues the Center’s annual lecture series which convenes leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. In this talk, Rogers drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects and ideas about the impact […]

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Harvard Crimson: Architect Norman Foster Lectures at the School of Design

The Harvard Crimson gives an account of the CGBC Inaugural Lecture featuring Lord Norman Foster on November 5, 2015, an event that formally introduced the Center’s annual lecture that convenes leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. In the talk, Foster drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects […]

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Press Release: Address By Renowned Architect Norman Foster Keynotes Two-Day Event

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2015 Renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, the Pritzker Prize winner whose numerous iconic projects include Germany’s Reichstag, London’s Millennium Bridge, and the world’s largest airport terminal (Beijing), on Thursday, November 5, will keynote a two-day conference marking the one-year anniversary of Harvard’s Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at […]

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Environment@Harvard: Profile of Founding Director Ali Malkawi

Writer and scholar Mariel Wolfson profiles Founding Director Ali Malkawi in a wide-ranging article for the latest issue of Environment@Harvard, an annual newsletter published by the Harvard University Center for the Environment. The author spotlights Malkawi’s intellectual development, international scope and local sensitivities in the field of sustainable design. Read more here: website, PDF.

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Architect’s Newspaper: Greened House

Featured in the Architect’s Newspaper, CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi explains the rational behind choosing a sleepy 1940s house as headquarters and emphasizes the importance of “asking the right questions” and design that can drive the discussion. Read Article

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Harvard Magazine: The Challenges of Greener Cities

The Harvard Magazine gives an account of the CGBC Inaugural Challenge Conference on November 7, 2014, an event that formally introduced the Center and convened leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. The event featured James Carpenter of James Carpenter Design Associates; Alejandro Murat, CEO of INFONAVIT; Joshua […]

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