Center Spotlight: Elence Xinzhu Chen

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

Center Spotlight: Pete Howard

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

Lessons Learned

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) share insights from their work

Inside the walls of CGBC headquarters HouseZero™, a team of researchers are conducting a number of experiments related to improved building design and … Read more

Center Spotlight: Saurabh Mhatre

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