“Model-Free Reinforcement Learning Based Control for Radiant Floor Heating Systems”, authored by Xu Han and Ali Malkawi, received the Best Paper Award at COBEE 2022 on July 27, 2022, in Montreal, Canada.
Only three papers out of 400 … Read more
Harvard University has announced the creation of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, a groundbreaking new entity that will advance and catalyze research programs across all of Harvard’s Schools and enable comprehensive cross-University education in climate and the environment.… Read more
Ten teams from across the University will share $1.3 million to support research into reducing the risks of climate change, hastening the transition to renewable energy, diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuels on the climate, understanding, and preparing for … Read more
On April 26, 2022, Associate Professor Holly Samuelson gave a keynote talk at the first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Energy Public Debates in Madrid, Spain. During her talk (see recording below), she discusses how buildings are a cost-effective … Read more
When it comes to porous metamaterials —ubiquitous, sponge-like materials used in everything from sound absorption to self-cleaning glass — it’s all about how you slice it.
In a new paper from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and … Read more
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., November 20, 2021 – The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Graduate School of Design has just published “Zero-carbon Balance: The Case of HouseZero,” the first full accounting of the structure’s embodied … Read more
Associate Professor of Exposure Assessment Science Joseph Allen explains why ventilation and filtration matter when it comes to mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 in the Wall Street video: “Ventilation Is Key to Battling Covid. Here’s Why.” See the full video … Read more
Associate Professor Holly Samuelson, an expert on buildings and human health, offers some insight about what offices will look like in the future in the Wall Street video: “The Office Redesign Has Only Just Begun.” See the full video below … Read more
Associate Professor Holly Samuelson discusses the big and small ways office design will change post-COVID-19. The questions she’s currently asking herself are: “What are multiple people touching every day that we don’t need to have lots of people touching? Do … Read more