Ali Malkawi, Professor of Architectural Technology at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Founding Director of the new Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC), is passionate about dispelling the many myths surrounding sustainable design. If the greener solution is not the cheaper one, he emphasizes, you are doing something wrong. And what would it mean to rethink—as Malkawi and the CGBC want to do—the function of buildings and cities? As a start, Malkawi says, we might view them not solely as consumers of energy and resources, but as resources in themselves.
The Environmental Fellows program enables recent doctorate recipients to work for two years with Harvard faculty members to create new environmental knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.
The Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment fosters a community of Harvard doctoral students who are well versed in the broad, interconnected issues of energy and environment while maintaining their focus in their primary discipline.
The Environmental Science and Public Policy Concentration, in coordination with HUCE, designed the Secondary Field in Energy and Environment (E&E) to increase Harvard students' exposure to, and literacy in, the interconnecting set of issues related to energy and the environment while maintaining their focus in their home concentrations.
The Center provides financial support for Harvard student research projects related to the environment either through independent research or research assistantships with Harvard faculty.
HUCE awards research grants to Harvard faculty teams and individual faculty members to seed innovative and exciting new projects on issues that address major problems related to energy and environment.