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The Inequality of Heat

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 the city of Kolkata, India.… Read more

HouseZero: A Zero Energy Retrofit

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 the value of projects like HouseZero … Read more

How Designers Can Help Keep Our Air Breathable

Smoke from wildfires raging in Canada blanketed the Northeastern United States this month, turning the skies an eerie orange. Responding to record-setting levels of pollution, officials around the region declared health emergencies. Advice to close windows and run air filters … Read more