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Junglefy Breathing Wall Wins 2017 Good Design® Award

Junglefy Breathing Wall Wins 2017 Good Design® Award Good Design Award 2017 Best In Category 'Product Design, Commercial and Industrial': Junglefy, Breathing Wall! June 9th 2017 - We won! The Junglefy Breathing Wall has received the Best In Category Award for Commercial and Industrial Product Design at the 2017 Good Design® Awards. According to the Jury “We were blown away by the modularity and versatility of the wall and its components. This is a beautiful example where nature, technology and elegant interior architecture are all seamlessly blend into each other. More like this please.” This is Junglefy’s second award win for its Breathing Wall system and its fourth [...]

2017-06-13T22:21:57+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

Radio Interview: Good Design Awards on Blueprint for Living

Radio Interview: Good Design Awards on Blueprint for Living Junglefy General Manager, Suzie Barnett was recently interviewed by Jonathan Green on Radio National's Blueprint for Living program to talk about our Breathing Wall which was a finalist in the Good Design Awards 2017 (and went on to win an award in the industrial and commercial product design).  Click the link below to for the original article and link to play the full radio episode: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/good-design-awards/8583246

2017-06-14T15:18:53+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media|

Green motorways. Contradiction in terms or potential reality?

Green motorways. Contradiction in terms or potential reality? This article was first published in Sourceable A few years ago I was stuck in hellish Sydney traffic, with the temperature soaring close to 40oC, and as I entered the tunnel surrounded by huge walls of concrete, pollution and heat haze and I suddenly thought, ‘this is a great place for plants’. It sounds crazy, but the right plants combined with the right technology could do wonders for this harsh urban infrastructure, and I believe that science, investment and pure necessity are all at the perfect meeting point to make it viable, and I would argue essential, to turn it green [...]

Jungle theme keeps Atlassian offices in the green

Jungle theme keeps Atlassian offices in the green This article was first published in Architecture & Design. The interior architecture for Atlassian’s Sydney headquarters has recently been completed, and it has a decidedly green tinge. So distinct is the ‘jungle-fied’ theme that it has now internally been dubbed as the ‘Atlassian style’. Sydney-based studio Siren Design were behind the new green theme, which consists of an installation that spreads across four floors of the George Street building. The project – which includes three working floors and one floor designated as a communal hub – took Siren a neat five months to complete. "The hub floor creates an immediate sense [...]

2017-06-14T16:05:55+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Media|

An assessment of the potential fungal bioaerosol production from an active living wall

The team at UTS recently had an article published in the academic journal Building and Environment, Volume 111, January 2017. Here's an abstract of the article: Active living walls, or indoor air biofilters, have been proposed as a sustainable and aesthetic means of improving indoor air quality. However these systems have yet to be adequately assessed for their potential contribution to airborne fungal proliferation in indoor spaces. The current work represents a simulation study to determine, under realistic office conditions, whether a typical active living wall makes a quantifiable contribution to the airborne aeromycota. We found that the living wall studied made no significant contribution to the density or diversity of [...]

Sourceable: What is research commercialisation?

Research commercialisation refers to the process through which ideas or research are transformed into marketable products, capital gains, income from licences and/or revenue from the sale of new product. Recently, my firm landed an Innovation Connections grant from the federal government to identify an opportunity to work with a research organisation to test and develop a new idea. This new idea is a modular, living green wall system that accelerates the removal of air pollutants like CO2, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds faster than any other plant-based system on the market. The government grant allowed us to partner with the Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Research Group at [...]

Industry leaders praise the Junglefy Breathing Wall

A recent tour of the Plants and Environmental Quality research lab at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) saw sustainable building leaders applaud the award-winning Junglefy Breathing Wall and its benefits. A 10m2 Junglefy Breathing Wall filters 8,400 litres of air every minute. It also removes up to 15 litres of pure carbon dioxide (CO2) each hour, offsetting the respiratory emissions of two to three building occupants during a standard working day. Maria Atkinson, Sustainability Strategist and Director at Maria Atkinson Consulting said: “What I saw on the research of the Junglefy plant system just blew my mind. How fast the plants were able to purify the air – [...]

Sourceable: Creating resilient cities with living infrastructure

The climate is becoming more unpredictable and fierce with each passing year. Extreme weather and natural disasters like bushfires, storms, floods and cyclones can have a devastating impact on communities, businesses, homes, and public infrastructure. How can plants and living infrastructure play a role in mitigating this change and help to create more climate resilient cities. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology June 2016 was the second-wettest month on record. Wild storms lashed the east coast, triggering flooding across Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania, and causing widespread damage and destruction. June was a bad month, both here in Australia and overseas. Around the same [...]

Top 10 secrets to successful living infrastructure maintenance

The building and installation of your green wall, façade or roof might seem like the final stage after months of planning and design but in reality, this is when things really start to take off. In fact, installation is just the beginning of your living infrastructure project – good maintenance will ensure your green façade, wall or roof remains as beautiful and healthy ten years from now, as the day it was first installed. Not only will it look good but it will also deliver some real health, economic and societal benefits too. Jock discussed a few of these in his previous blogs, check out our News & Views section [...]

Junglefy wins Sustainability Award

We are thrilled to announce that last night our Junglefy Breathing Wall won the Green Building Product award at the 2016 Sustainability Awards hosted by Architecture & Design Magazine. The Green Building Product award recognises a new product or material, which helps advance progress in the sustainable built environment. According to the judges: 'the performance data derived from University of Technology Sydney testing will reassure building designers that choosing a Junglefy Breathing Wall is actually proven to accelerate the removal of air pollutants and thus help provide safer, more comfortable and productive working and living environments'. Accepting this award was a huge honour and recognition that others are as excited as we are [...]

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