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Green Halo Systems Attends Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia
Tue. Nov 19th, 2013 at 11:40am
Green Halo staff attends Greenbuild 2013 to meet with leaders and innovators in the green building industry and discuss the future of C&D waste tracking, new LEED version, facility certification and more.
Green Halo Systems Attends DBIA Conference in Las Vegas
Tue. Nov 19th, 2013 at 9:44am
DBIA is a conference where builders, architects, service and product providers meet to discuss how to better design, spec, and build projects more efficiently.
Trash as Far as the Eye Can See
Mon. Nov 11th, 2013 at 11:12am
Worldwide Waste Production Could Increase 3X by 2100
Net Zero Energy Building Certification Defines What Net Zero Really Means
Mon. Oct 28th, 2013 at 4:34pm
The 49,000 square foot building generates more than enough electricity through solar panels to meets its annual energy needs, earning it Net Zero Energy Building certification.
Sun-Powered Water Purification System Created by Purdue Scientists
Mon. Oct 28th, 2013 at 3:07pm
Researchers at Purdue have developed a technology that uses sunshine to clean water, by harnessing UV radiation to kill microorganisms.
Roman Concrete Was A Lot Greener Than The Stuff We Make Today
Fri. Oct 18th, 2013 at 4:55pm
A new study shows that Roman concrete was in fact a lot better than the stuff we mix today.
280MW Solar Plant in Arizona Can Produce Power 6 Hours After the Sun Goes Down
Thu. Oct 17th, 2013 at 10:18am
The Solana solar station in the Arizona desert is one of the first large-scale solar plants with thermal storage that allows it to keep producing power even when the sun doesn't shine, allowing it to better match output to peak demand.
Air Pollution Causes Cancer
Thu. Oct 17th, 2013 at 9:21am
Pollutants in the air we breathe have been classed as a leading environment cause of cancer by the World Health Organization
Russian Hardwood is Illegally Harvested, Laundered Through China & Sold in U.S.
Wed. Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:53am
Illegal logging is a big problem in certain countries, and even in countries where it's relatively under control, it's possible for people to buy illegally harvested wood unwittingly because it often gets 'laundered' with fake paperwork from a legit-looking source.
Giant Model of Apple’s New Headquarters Unveiled
Wed. Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:28am
Apple has unveiled as big scale model of its new headquarters describing it as a great improvement over the pile of Hewlett-Packard buildings on the site.
Algae Could Be Used for Car Fuel, say Swansea Scientists
Tue. Oct 15th, 2013 at 2:38pm
Scientists say algae is ideally suited to turning into an oil
Record Numbers of Illegal Waste Sites Shut, Agency Says
Tue. Oct 15th, 2013 at 1:56pm
The number of illegal waste sites being shut down has increased by 70% in the past 12 months, according to the Environment Agency.
What Can We Learn From the First Genetically Engineered Food?
Mon. Oct 14th, 2013 at 4:58pm
Amidst the debates over GMO labeling laws, it's a good moment to take a look a the first genetically engineered food.
Extinct Tree Grows Anew From Ancient Jar of Seeds Unearthed by Archaeologists
Thu. Oct 10th, 2013 at 4:58pm
For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely cultivated throughout the region for their sweet fruit, and for the cool shade they offered from the blazing desert sun.
New Shape-Shifting Metals Discovered
Thu. Oct 10th, 2013 at 3:03pm
A new shape-changing metal crystal discovered by scientist at the University of Minnesota.
Plastic Waste Threatens Lakes as Well as Oceans
Wed. Oct 9th, 2013 at 2:42pm
Pollution with Plastic Waste is Not Confined to the Oceans, but Poses a Growing Threat to Lakes as Well.
Could Mexico Be at the Start of a Solar Boom?
Wed. Oct 9th, 2013 at 1:53pm
Mexico has ambitious plans to generate 35% of its energy from clean sources by 2026. In such a sunny country, solar power makes a lot of sense.
Bees' Foraging for Flowers 'Hampered by Diesel Exhaust'
Tue. Oct 8th, 2013 at 11:21am
Honeybees' ability to find flowers could be hampered by a chemical in diesel exhaust, say scientists.
Chemicals in Spray Polyurethane Foam
Tue. Oct 8th, 2013 at 11:19am
How can something so toxic be considered green?
Green Halo Launch - Palo Alto, CA
Mon. Oct 7th, 2013 at 10:44am
Palo Alto, CA – Two City departments have recently piloted an online software system that has significantly improved the construction and demolition process. Both the Development Services and the Planning and Community Environment departments have deployed Green Halo Systems, an online software program that has helped contractors to recycle thousands of tons of construction debris. The new software has also helped contractors stay in compliance with the City's construction demolition debris diversion ordinance. The ecofriendly ordinance requires contractors with projects in the City to recycle 75 percent of their debris for most construction and demolition projects.