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Phillips Brooks House Weatherization

On May 2, 2010 more than 50 Harvard students took a break from studying for finals and picked up caulk guns to help improve the energy efficiency of the Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard.

In June 2008, a solar thermal hot water system was installed on 3 Sacramento Street, an FAS undergraduate co-op dorm. The project was funded as a prize for HGCI’s 2007 Sustainability Pledge. For each person that took the pledge, $1.50 was put...
Incorporating sustainable practices into Harvard’s most energy and resource intensive spaces may seem like a daunting task, but for the laboratories on Harvard’s Cambridge and Longwood campus, green and labs are synonymous terms. For...
A new collaboration is forming between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office for Physical Resources and Planning (FAS OPRP) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to address some of the energy saving opportunities in the School'...
The Melton and Eggan labs from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department recently switched from using disposable plastic bottles to reusable glass bottles for filtering media for tissue culture. The conversion saved them over $9500 in the...
The Longwood Medical Center’s energy plant recently received a 2013 Energy Star “Combined Heat and Power” award by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The plant is one of five facilities nationwide to be recognized. Like the...
Labs are critical to Harvard’s research mission but also consume almost half the electricity on campus- which is why the FAS Green Program is partnering with researchers to reduce energy use in labs with a creative and fun new energy...
Biolabs Building Operation
Thirteen years have passed since Gary Goodwin joined the Building Operations team at Harvard's Biological Laboratories ( Biolabs ), but his energy and passion are as vital as the day he started. As one of the most active building operations teams at...
Styrofoam makes up a significant portion of the waste stream in many biological labs. Solutions, buffers, and other necessary research materials are shipped in foam coolers stuffed to the brim with packaging materials. Labs in the Molecular and...