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On the Crossroads of Technology, Sustainability, and Health

On the Crossroads of Technology, Sustainability, and Health

To house our growing population, it’s estimated that the world will add 2 trillion square feet of new buildings by 2060 – the equivalent of putting up another New York City every month for the next 40 years. All those buildings consume energy while delivering lighting and comfort from the heat and cold to its occupants. And not even a little bit – the statistics defining building energy consumption are sobering.  […]

Clear skies for now, but the greenhouse gases will come roaring back

Clear skies for now, but the greenhouse gases will come roaring back

Nature has a way of reasserting itself. Fifty years ago, young people took to the streets to call for a healthy, sustainable environment, and by the end of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was born. The Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed. We quickly learned, however, that any effort to […]

Taking conference calls from the car and other work-from-home tips

Taking conference calls from the car and other work-from-home tips

With so many across the country now working from home, the Internet is replete with work-from-home tips. But with many of our newly-remote co-workers being engineers and scientists, we reached out to see if they have any creative recommendations. Here are some of our favorites:  Need peace and quiet when you have kids at home? […]

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass System is the 2018 Silver Prize Winner in the European Product Design Award’s Illumination/Natural Light Category

Halio Smart-Tinting Glass System is the 2018 Silver Prize Winner in the European Product Design Award’s Illumination/Natural Light Category

Brussels, 24 July 2018 – Halio International today announced that the Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass System is this year’s Silver Prize Winner in the Illumination/Use of Natural Light category. The European Product Design Award was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. […]

Don’t Kill the Open Office Just Yet: Glass Walls can Provide Democratic Access to Light and Privacy on Demand

Don’t Kill the Open Office Just Yet: Glass Walls can Provide Democratic Access to Light and Privacy on Demand

A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article highlighted the downside of the open office floorplan — disturbing news since 70% of U.S. offices spaces are now designed this way, according to the International Facility Management Association. The open floor plan is losing popularity because it can interfere with morale and the ability to focus, according […]