LG Hausys announced on Oct. 13 that it formed a partnership with the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) for joint research on future construction materials. According to the agreement, LG Hausys is slated to provide US$300,000 for the CGBC for three years to come, supply its construction materials to the center, and conduct joint research projects with Harvard University.
Specifically, Harvard University is to be supplied with LG Hausys’ energy-saving and eco-friendly products such as low-emissivity glass, insulating materials, windows, and doors for the CGBC’s building energy efficiency tests. At the same time, they work on advanced and sustainable construction materials that maintain high energy performances for an extended period of time.
Established in Nov. last year, the CGBC serves the purpose of the development of green building and urban engineering technology that can contribute to CO2 emissions reduction and energy conservation in each stage of construction ranging from design to demolition.
Mr. Ali Malkawi, who is the director of the CGBC, visited LG Hausys in June last year and asked for its cooperation during his meeting with President Oh Jang-soo. The president attended the CGBC opening conference in Nov. last year at the invitation of the director.