Tune in as talk with Aaron Dorf/Project Director/Architect, who is working with Harvard on their retrofit of their Center for Green Buildings and Cities and work it to a first of its kind House Zero Project.
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities aims to transform the building industry through a commitment to design-centric strategy that directly links research outcomes to the development of new processes, systems, and products.
By strongly emphasizing innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, the Center will work to promote holistic change within the built environment, namely the creation and continued improvement of sustainable, high performance buildings and cities.
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities is supported by the Evergrande Group in China.
NEREJ: Retrofitting existing buildings is new frontier of energy efficiency
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
The New England Real Estate Journal has published a new column by CGBC Director Ali Malkawi about the importance of energy efficiency in buildings and the Center’s HouseZero retrofit project. Recognizing building energy consumption as a major contributor to climate change, Malkawi intends for HouseZero to “demonstrate how to transform one of the most challenging building types – an existing home – into a prototype that will model ultra-efficiency for other property owners.” The project will change “the paradigm for ultra-efficiency from one focused on energy production to curbing energy demand,” and will offer data and insight into improving energy efficiency for existing building stock.