Harvard HouseZero

Cambridge
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Photo © Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, by Michael Grimm
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Drawing © Snøhetta
Architects
Snøhetta
Location
Cambridge
Year
2018
Client
Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
Lead Architect, Landscape Architect and Interior Designer
Snøhetta
Energy/Climate Engineer
Skanska Teknikk (Norway)
Structural Engineering
Silman Associates
MEP/FP Engineering, Lighting
BR+A
Civil Engineering
Bristol Engineering
BAS/Controls/Natural Ventilation System
WindowMaster
Acoustics
Brekke & Strand Akustikk
Code & Accessibility
Jensen Hughes
Geotechnical Engineering
Haley & Aldrich
Vertical Transportation
Syska Hennesy
Specficiations
Kalin Associates
BAS/Controls/Security Systems
Siemens Building Technologies
Photovoltaic System
Solect Energy
Landscape Architect, rear yard and surrounding properties
Reed Hilderbrand
Project Management
Harvard Planning & Project Management & CSL Consulting
Operations Support
Harvard Graduate School of Design Staff

Monday, December 3, 2018 — The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) announced today the completion of HouseZero, the retrofitting of its headquarters in a pre-1940s building in Cambridge into an ambitious living-laboratory and an energy-positive prototype for ultra-efficiency that will help us to understand buildings in new ways. The design of HouseZero has been driven by radically ambitious performance targets from the outset, including nearly zero energy for heating and cooling, zero electric lighting during the day, operating with 100 percent natural ventilation, and producing zero carbon emissions. The building is intended to produce more energy over its lifetime than was used to renovate it and throughout its subsequent operation. Snøhetta was the project’s lead architect and Skanska Teknikk Norway was the lead energy engineer.

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