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Lux Research Begins Collaboration with Researchers at Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Lux Research

New Green Building Innovations Database will enable smart choices
about energy and environment

BOSTON, MA – September 25, 2014 – Buildings account for about 40% of energy consumption and carbon emissions. 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 need, Lux Research today announced a collaboration with Professor Richard Freeman at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (HCGBC) to develop a database of green building innovations. Richard Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, directs the Science Engineering Workforce Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is 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 to a broader audience.”

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 performance plays in the larger urban context of sustainability. Visit for more information. 

About Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux is uniquely positioned with technical expertise in addition to business insights, augmented by advanced analytics and data science.

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