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Award nominations for Junglefy Breathing Wall

It’s award season and we’re holding our breath for the Breathing Wall. The Junglefy Breathing Wall has been nominated as a finalist for three awards! We’re pretty excited about our Breathing Wall and to know others are as excited as we are is fantastic. Here’s what the Green Globe judges said when they announced us as a finalist: “Plants cleaning the air, saving energy and beautifying our workplaces… brilliant!” Aww shucks, we think so too. Now here’s a bit about each of the awards we’re up for: Architecture & Design 2016 Sustainability Awards Established in 2007, the Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards celebrate excellence in sustainable design and building. In [...]

Sourceable: Living infrastructure gains momentum with new RICS guide

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched a new living infrastructure guide. Launched by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes MP at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the green roofs and walls guidance note provides surveyors with detailed advice and recommendations on the planning, design and implementation of green roofs and walls on commercial and residential buildings. The guide looks at green walls and roofs from the surveyor’s perspective, exploring the technical requirements of both new and retrofit projects, their potential value, legal considerations, as well as environmental and community impacts. UTS researcher and publication co-author, associate professor Sara Wilkinson, said the guide is a practical and [...]

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Junglefy Breathing Wall @ SEE Sustainable Experience

Junglefy was a production partner last week at the second annual SEE Sustainable Experience event. We provided a couple of stand alone Junglefy Breathing Wall prototypes at the entry to the expo and Suzie Barnett (Good Marketing & PR) facilitated a session with Dr Fraser Torpy (UTS), Matt Williams (Lend Lease) and myself on the importance of science in living infrastructure systems, in particular the research behind the Junglefy Breathing Wall and how this impacted on the commercial decision at Lendlease to install it into their new global HQ in Barangaroo, Sydney. It was fantastic to be able to finally tell this story, here is a little summary on what [...]

Sourceable: Can urban farming take off in Australia?

With the population booming, there is a need for sustainable food models. What would it take to make widespread urban farming a reality in Australia? Urban agriculture or ‘urban farming’ hasn’t really taken off either in Australia or around the world. The question is, why hasn’t the urban farming movement taken off and what can we do about it? First things first: what’s it all about? According to Urban Agriculture Australia, urban farming is the utilisation of local land and bio systems in order to meet the food needs of urban communities. By growing what we need near where we live, we reduce the food miles associated with long-distance transportation, [...]

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Australian Financial Review: Workplace design – green breathing wall at the heart of the new Lendlease HQ

This article was first published by Robert Harley and Su-Lin Tan in the Australian Financial Review. On Monday, the first of 2000 staffers of global property and construction giant, Lendlease, will move into the group's new headquarters on Sydney's Barangaroo South. Their new workplace, over 12 floors of International Towers Three, is part vision of the future and part showcase. It includes hero elements like 5000 plants in Australia's first "breathing" wall, a large cafe kitchen, a 3D immersion theatre and a wellness hub. And the cost, though not disclosed, would be more than $70 million. Lendlease chief executive Steve McCann said the new headquarters would be a "very cost-effective outcome" given the workspace density and the employee benefits that Lendlease's team-based environment could [...]

Sydney Morning Herald: Lendlease pushes the envelope at new Barangaroo digs

This article was first published by Carolyn Cummins in the Sydney Morning Herald. Lendlease has entered a new era of workplace design with the opening of its new global headquarter at Barangaroo's Tower three, which it designed and built. Over time the same concept will be rolled out to its overseas-based offices in London and New York. The other main new anchor Barangaroo tenants, all of which have looked to the future in office design, are St George, KPMG, BT Financial Group and lawyers Gilbert & Tobin. To show what it can develop for clients, the global construction and infrastructure giant is now walking the walk in creating a modern office space that will offer a full range of [...]

The Fifth Estate: Barangaroo gets an Aussie-first “breathing wall”

  This article was first published in the Fifth Estate, by Cameron Jewell, 5 July 2016 Lendlease’s new headquarters at its Barangaroo South development has become the first to install a new green wall technology researchers say absorbs carbon dioxide faster than any other plant system. Dubbed a “breathing wall” by its developers Junglefy, the 5000-plant, two-storey system at Barangaroo is designed to remove pollutants as well as cool the indoor environment, helping to reduce airconditioning costs. For a typical office, simulations have estimated the technology could cut HVAC energy use by 33 per cent. Noise reduction is another benefit, with a 41 per cent reduction in reflected noise compared to [...]

Architecture & Design: Australia’s first breathing green wall to reduce headaches and poor productivity at Barangaroo offices

This article was first published in Architecture & Design by Nicholas Rider A six-metre high, breathing green wall will provide Lendlease workers with fresh, clean air when they move into their new global headquarters at Barangaroo this year. Positioned within their offices at new Tower 3 International Towers Sydney, by Rogers Stirk Partnership, the massive breathing wall is an active, modular green wall system, made up of 5,000 plants, which has been scientifically proven to speed up the removal of air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lendlease claim that the wall will benefit the health and wellbeing of their employees, and there are a string [...]

Living Architecture Monitor: Australia’s First Breathing Green Wall Installed at Barangaroo Offices

The following article was published in Living Architecture Monitor , 6 July 2016 Six-metre high, breathing green wall will reduce headaches and poor productivity. Breathing green wall will provide Lendlease workers with fresh, clean air when they move into their new global headquarters at Barangaroo this year. Positioned within their offices at new Tower 3 International Towers Sydney, by Rogers Stirk Partnership, the massive breathing wall is an active, modular green wall system, made up of 5,000 plants, which has been scientifically proven to speed up the removal of air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lendlease claim that the wall will benefit the health and wellbeing [...]

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

We did it!! The Junglefy Breathing Wall is launched

For years we’ve been working on something really big here at Junglefy. I’ve mentioned it a few times and alluded to what it might be capable of achieving. Now, finally I can reveal the fruits of our labour – a little something called the Junglefy Breathing Wall! I say little, I mean big. It’s a game-changer for indoor air quality (IAQ) all over the world, a system like no other according to our friends at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) who we’ve been working with for the last two years, testing and researching it (and testing it some more). Actually, we didn’t want to launch this product until the research [...]

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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