The Inequality of Heat

Scene from Kolkata, India.

Holly Samuelson, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities core research faculty and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was consulted in a recent article evaluating heat dynamics in theRead More


HouseZero: A Zero Energy Retrofit

Wall in HouseZero.

Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities retrofitted its headquarters in Cambridge into a data-driven living-laboratory that will help us to understand buildings in new ways. The Harvard Office for Technology Development (OTD) discusses theRead More


Paving the Way for Circular Architecture

Catherine De Wolf.

This event will take place in-person at 12pm noon ET in 112 Stubbins, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. How can digital transformation be the catalyst for a shift towards circular architecture? The construction sector isRead More


Research Spotlight: Older People, Places, and Climate Change

Ann Forsyth.

While the climate is changing, the global population is aging. These may seem like two very different trends, and yet, at the intersection of these changes is an interesting field of exploration for urban designersRead More


Center Spotlight: Holly Samuelson

Holly Samuelson gives a presentation.

How do we protect vulnerable populations from the negative health impacts of high heat in buildings? How can architectural design save energy at times when it is difficult to produce clean energy? How can anRead More


Center Spotlight: Xiaoshi Wang

Headshot of Xiaoshi Wang.

Xiaoshi Wang’s first impression of the United States was the bustle of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City. As he rode through the “city that never sleeps,” he observed that theRead More