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Earlier this fall the original members of the 2008 Harvard University Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Emissions met for dinner at the Faculty Club to discuss Harvard’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat climate change...
There are no ifs, whys or butts about Harvard Kennedy School's new smoke-free policy. As of March 1, the entire HKS campus is smoke-free, meaning that smoking is prohibited inside any campus building or outside on HKS grounds, including the...
Thanks to characteristic Harvard creativity and the latest technology, the building where Helen Keller graduated is now on track to achieve LEED Gold certification. [1] Built in 1806, Fay House served first as a family home, then as the original...
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...
Originally constructed in 1807, Harvard's historic Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study wrapped up its renovation with a LEED-NC 2009 Gold certification. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has confirmed that Fay House is the...
When Christiana Figueres was asked at her session titled “The Good News on Climate Change” why she was so optimistic, she responded, “You are why I’m optimistic.” The fiery Executive Secretary for the United Nations...
The Chemistry Building Operations team continues to push the margin of equipment energy efficiency with their recent purchase of a new type of -80 freezer that consumes less than half of the electricity used by traditional cascade models. The new...
If you wonder why worldwide scientific consensus hasn’t yet quashed climate change denial in the United States, a panel this week at Harvard Kennedy School offered an answer: It’s the politics, stupid. Persistent efforts to cast doubt on...