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 designers and planners.
As part of … Read more
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 an expanded cost-benefit analysis better inform … Read more
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 the city was the perfect home … Read more
When Elence Xinzhu Chen was young, she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
While applying for her undergraduate degree, Chen hoped to go to business school. Her family advised her to pursue engineering or science. She applied to both. After a … Read more
Though there are many people that contribute to HouseZero™, the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) net-zero carbon emissions building and living laboratory, Pete Howard is the building’s primary caretaker.
As Building Automation, Technology, and Data Manager, Pete … Read more
Among the Harvard community – or what he calls Harvard’s research “ecosystem” – Saurabh Mhatre is an accomplished collaborator, translating his architectural research into applications in design, engineering, and medicine.
Mhatre, Senior Research Associate at the Material Processes and Systems … Read more