Smart living wall monitored by artificial intelligence purifies indoor air

November 14, 2017 by  
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We spend around 22 hours per day inside, often exposed to more pollutants than we are outside. In an effort to improve indoor air quality and reconnect humans with nature , Finland -based health technology company Naava has designed a smart green wall monitored by sensors and artificial intelligence . They describe their product as a “fully automated air purifier, humidifier, and living plant wall all in one,” and even boast a scientific study to support the claim that their wall sucks pollutants out of the air. The philosophy behind Naava’s green wall is fairly simple: plants absorb air, the microbes of their roots purify that air, and then fans send the purified air back into the room. Plants grow in a soiless growth medium on the vertical garden , which can be attached to a wall or act as a space divider. It can even be set up on a wheelbase to move freely around a room. The green wall is equipped with an integrated water tank, and doesn’t require natural light as it has a lamp. Related: Nearly 10,000 plants grow on NYC’s largest public indoor green wall Naava co-founder and chief technology officer Niko Järvinen said in a statement , “Every American inhales as much as 3,000 gallons of contaminated indoor air every day…Humans are not at their most efficient and healthiest in an artificial indoor environment. Naava wants to change that and create human-friendly and health-enhancing indoors spaces with the help of the world’s only smart green wall.” The green walls naturalize 650 square feet of air, according to the company. They say their product reduces harmful chemicals in the air, and a study released online late October in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health seems to back that up. Seven researchers from institutions in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom tested Naava’s green wall and found a high level of volatile organic compound removal efficiency, according to the study. The Naava service team maintains the green walls every four to six weeks, and charges $249 a month for their Nature as a Service solution. The team boasts more than 1,000 smart green wall installations, and recently introduced their green wall to the United States at this year’s Greenbuild . They also recently opened a New Jersey production facility. + Naava Images courtesy of Naava

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GSky Spruces up Organic Avenue’s New Flagship Store with a Verdant Living Wall

May 9, 2014 by  
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Green walls are gaining popularity in design circles all over the world, so naturally they’re going to make a solid appearance in trendy health food/vegan cafes in NYC as well.  Organic Avenue , a health food restaurant and juice bar, has unveiled a new flagship store off Bryant Park in New York City, with a 100 square-foot GSky green wall gracing the store’s interior. Organic Avenue provides organic, vegan food and cold-pressed juice options making healthy eating accessible for those on the go, and this living wall is ideal for an environment that promotes health and well-being. Parker Urban Greenscapes completed this green wall installation and will be providing an ongoing maintenance care for the wall. The backbone of this green wall technology is GSky’s Versa Wall System; one that is user-friendly, and easy to install and maintain. GSky offers several different flexible installation options, and a variety of plant selections to suit any space. Adding a green wall is an easy way to integrate the beauty of nature in a resting place: Through vertical gardening, nature is brought from the outside to the indoors, and the plants on the green wall improve air quality by removing toxins from the air and capturing dust. + GSky + Organic Avenue + Parker Urban Greenscapes The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , Green Walls , GSky , juice bar , living green wall , Living Walls , Organic Avenue , parker urban greenscapes , vegan , vegan restaurant

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SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

May 9, 2014 by  
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Urban street artist SpY has just revealed his latest urban intervention: MOON, a gigantic luminous artwork suspended above the EPFL university campus in Laussane, Switzerland. The hanging sculpture is built as a waxing crescent to mimic the shape of a moon in its first quarter. A large industrial crane dangles the brightly lit installation above the plaza to call attention to the night sky. + SpY The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crescent moon , crescent moon installation , epfl campus , laussane , moon artwork , moon installation , moon sculpture , moonlight , reader submitted content , spy , Switzerland , urban art , urban installation , urban intervention , waxing crescent moon

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