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Curbed: Harvard HouseZero wants to revolutionize green building

Meeting space in HouseZero.

Today, Curbed featured Harvard HouseZero, CGBC’s ambitious retrofit of a decades-old building and lab for energy-efficient design. The article notes that unlike other strict building standards which seek to seal off the environment to achieve energy efficiency, HouseZero rejects the conventional “sealed box” approach in favor of a building that reacts to its environment. “By working with, instead of fighting, the environment,” the author writes, “CGBC’s project shows how more reactive architecture can sharply cut energy use while increasing comfort.” Read the article here.