Center Spotlight: Holly Samuelson

Holly Samuelson gives a presentation.

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 anRead More


Center Spotlight: Xiaoshi Wang

Headshot of Xiaoshi Wang.

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 theRead More


Center Spotlight: Pete Howard

Headshot of 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,Read More


Center Spotlight: Ellie Jungmin Han

Ellie Jungmin Han stands outside of HouseZero.

For Ellie Jungmin Han, the most interesting research findings lie at the intersection between architectural design, building physics, and computer and data science. As a fellow at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and CitiesRead More


Lessons Learned

Meeting space in HouseZero.

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 toRead More


Center Spotlight: Saurabh Mhatre

Saurabh Mhatre kayaks on the Charles River.

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 atRead More