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Science and Engineering Complex named one of the world’s healthiest lab buildings

The Harvard Gazette Summary Harvard University’s Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) has been certified by two international building certification programs as one of the healthiest, most sustainable, and energy-efficient laboratories in the world. Through its innovative architecture,...


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Are Microgrids the Answer to Energy Disruptions?

Commercial Property Executive Summary In light of the renewable energy expansion of recent years, microgrids have become increasingly more popular. Although they seem new, these installations have been around for many years—the first one was introduced by Thomas Edison in 1882 at his...


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A gold star for going green

The Harvard Gazette Summary Harvard Climate Leadership Conference award recognizes sustainability efforts Since Harvard’s successful 2008 pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016, the University has continued to strive for sustainability. Now, it’s being...


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Harvard Summarizes Campus Development and Statistics in Annual Town Gown Report

Declan J. Knieriem and Katelyn X. Li, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics. The report also included upcoming campus...



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Harvard Completes Steel Framework for Allston Energy Facility

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Harvard Crimson Construction is underway in Allston. Photo: Jacqueline S. Chea Summary Harvard last month completed the steel framework of the “District Energy Facility,” a building located on Harvard-owned land in Allston that will supply...



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Harvard University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Kristine E. Guillaume and Jamie D. Halper, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard plans to become fossil fuel-free by 2050, University President Drew G. Faust announced in an email sent to University affiliates Tuesday. “Harvard will seek to become fossil fuel free by 2050 by meeting our...


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in...


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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a...