Category Archives: Economy

Making a home sustainable: the HouseZero project for ultra-healthy, flexible, comfortable indoors

Professor Malkawi will talk about the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities HouseZero project, which aims to retrofit of its headquarters, a pre-1940s stick-built house on Harvard campus in Cambridge, into a prototype of ultra-efficiency. The structure will use no HVAC system, no electric light use during the day, 100% natural ventilation, almost zero energy, and produce zero carbon emissions.

HouseZero will feature an ultra-healthy, flexible, comfortable indoors that works to fundamentally redefine how a home connects with and responds to its natural environment to promote health and efficiency. All components of the building contain sensors that essentially turn HouseZero into a living lab, generating data that will allow the building to adjust itself and fuel further CGBC research focused on actual data and simulated environments.

The challenge is to retrofit existing houses to gain sustainability, more ecological, cost effective, and higher efficiency. Malkawi uses existing technologies with a new design approach to construct and operate buildings. He expects not only to implement sustainable practices but he advocates that this can lead to billion of dollars in savings per year.


 

DATE: Monday, July 10, 2017

LOCATION:  

Amphithéâtre Urbain,

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie et Physique Industrielle

10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris

 

TIME: 19:30 – 21:00

TICKETS:

HCF 2017 members, non-members, guests:  10 euros

PSL staff, students and guests: 10 euros

This is joint event HCF and Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) event.

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Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015)

I attended the World Economic History Congress in Kyoto this August. It was an amazing event, mainly because of the contrast between the diverse perceptions of historians from different backgrounds. As a first draft on the event, I wrote a summary of the papers about Brazil.

Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015).

via Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015).

What is the future of Economic Policy in the Developing World?

Dr Otaviano Canuto

The

International Institute for Strategic Studies holds a book launch debate on

The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World with Otaviano Canuto, head of poverty reduction and economic management at the World Bank.

The book, which is also coauthor by Marcelo Giugale,  looks at how developing countries are driving the global economy.

The handbook is avalilable on line from the World Bank link.

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