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GSD’s Kiel Moe talks air conditioning, historically and today, with Science Friday

Headshot of Kiel Moe.

Last week, Kiel Moe, a member of the Research Faculty at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities and an associate professor of architecture and energy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, joined the nationally broadcast radio show Science Friday to discuss current and historical issues involving air conditioning on a global scale.

Speaking with host Ira Flatow, Moe revealed interesting historical examples of people working to keep cities and homes cool, like importing piles of snow from mountains. He also offered modern-day solutions to cooling our homes and our actual bodies in lower-energy ways, including smarter use of materials like concrete and wood.

Read more here.

Listen to the full show here.