Lux Research begins research collaboration with Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Buildings are responsible for 70 per cent of the global electricity consumption. Green building technologies can reduce this environmental footprint significantly, but a lack of reliable information about available technologies is holding back adoption.

To address this market need, Lux Research on Sept 25 announced a collaboration with Professor Richard Freeman, supporting Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (HCGBC) in developing a database of green building innovations. Richard Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, directs the National Bureau of Economic Research / Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects, and is a Co-Director of the HCGBC.

In order to create this database, Lux Research will draw on its extensive knowledge of the green buildings space including 300 companies under its coverage, as well as its recently launched Green Buildings Tracker, a comprehensive database of floor-space compliant with 19 major green building standards across 95 countries.

“Understanding how innovative Green Building technologies can help mitigate challenges posed by rapid urbanization will advance the global construction industry and inform prominent city policymakers” said Dennis Philbin, CEO of Lux Research. “We are delighted to use this collaboration with HCGBC to bring the best research on Green Buildings and Smart Cities to a broader audience.”

About Lux Research

Lux Research provides strategic advice and on‐going intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients. Visit for more information.

Carole Jacques
Lux Research, Inc.

About Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities aims to transform the building industry through a commitment to design-centric strategy that directly links research outcomes to the development of new processes, systems, and products. Through partnerships with cities, governments, and industry thought-leaders, the Center will both disseminate findings and continue to explore the role that building efficiency plays in the larger urban context of sustainability.

By strongly emphasizing innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, the Center will work to promote holistic change within the built environment, namely the creation and continued improvement of sustainable, high performance buildings and cities. The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities is supported by the Evergrande Group in China. Visit for more information.

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