NYCs plant-filled Greenery Unlimited is worlds first Biophilic Design Store

February 28, 2019 by  
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An enormous green wall and a 12-foot ficus tree await visitors at Greenery Unlimited , a newly opened retail store that’s been billed by Greenery NYC owners Rebecca Bullene and Adam Besheer as the “world’s first Biophilic Design Store.” Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn , Greenery Unlimited is the first brick-and-mortar location for the botanic design and installation company, which has a thriving online presence and an impressive client list ranging from the likes of TED Talks and Google to The New York Times and Netflix. The retail store will sell plants as well as more complex green installations aimed at improving human wellness indoors. Created as “an evolution of the traditional plant store,” Greenery Unlimited will sell plants in addition to growing systems such as grow lighting, irrigation systems, specialty vessels and tools. With a decade’s worth of experience installing large-scale botanic installations around the city, Bullene and Besheer have learned the best practices for plant cultivation and long-term management and have seen first-hand the restorative effect that indoor plants have on improving human health and comfort, a practice that Bullene and Besheer call “ biophilic design.” “As long time residents of New York, we know that the only way to deal with the chaos of the city is to make your home into a sanctuary,” Adam Besheer explained in a press release. “Plants are an unmatched aid to calm and relaxation, but there’s an inherent stress in trying to keep them alive in the suboptimal conditions of a New York City apartment. We want to provide New Yorkers with the tools and knowledge not only to keep plants alive, but to fully integrate them as part of their home environment.” Related: A London office boasts biophilic design for a healthier, happier workplace Greenery Unlimited will serve as a showcase for green installations and biophilic design concepts, such as a 120-square-foot green wall behind the reception desk and a central seating area integrated with a self-contained irrigation and fertilization system supporting a 12-foot-tall ficus tree. The indoor environment will mimic an outdoor setting with a cloud forest-like atmosphere using a pressurized misting hub and circadian lighting displays. + Greenery Unlimited Images via Greenery Unlimited

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A look inside Google’s biophilic Chicago offices

November 11, 2017 by  
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The tech giant made nature-inspired design a central architecture strategy, not an afterthought.

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How Etsy crafted its biophilic headquarters

November 28, 2016 by  
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The company found that working with nature’s principles can attract workers who feel engaged, happier and more creative.

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How to protect nature on your home turf

June 15, 2016 by  
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The little green things your business can do on your corporate property.

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Are antibacterial building materials making you unhealthy?

June 9, 2016 by  
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Green chemistry and the microbiome in healthy buildings.

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Clean energy employs 8.1 million people

June 9, 2016 by  
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With oil and gas jobs on the decline in some places, employment in renewable power is surging.

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For the tourism industry, there’s no vacation from climate change

June 9, 2016 by  
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Tour operators of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef unite to demand the government divest from coal.

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Moss walls: the newest trend in biophilic interiors

November 25, 2015 by  
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The First Building in Canada to Rise to the Living Building Challenge (Is for Kids)

July 11, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of The First Building in Canada to Rise to the Living Building Challenge (Is for Kids) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “solar energy” , “sustainable architecture” , Architecture , biophilia , british columbia , Daylighting , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green materials , Hughes Condon Marler Architects , Living Building Challenge , net-zero energy , passive solar , renewable energy , self sufficient building , solar panels , Solar Power , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , UniverCity Childcare Center

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Y’Know the Flying Dragons in Avatar? Tiny Real-Life Version Discovered in Indonesia

February 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Reddit user Biophilia_curiosus Can’t Wait Until They Find the Full-Sized Species… A Reddit.com user by the name of Biophilia_curiosus posted a few photos that he took in Indonesia.

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