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At Junglefy we recognise the importance of investing in research with our academic institutions. In 2014, with the assistance of a state and federal government grants we funded a research project with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group to put our innovative Junglefy Breathing Wall through advanced and rigorous scientific testing to ensure its safety, viability and efficiency.
The research on the Junglefy Breathing Wall challenges the long-held notion that buildings must be mechanically ventilated. Dr Fraser Torpy, the plant scientist who led the research project believes that plant based systems like the Junglefy Breathing Wall provide a more efficient, economical and healthier alternative compared to traditional HVAC systems and one day will completely replace these energy intensive techniques. Click here to read the report
The Junglefy Breathing Wall (patent pending) is an active, modular green wall system, scientifically proven to accelerate the removal of air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, particulates and volatile organic compounds faster than any other plant-based system on the market. It also acts as a sound barrier, improving acoustics while cooling the surrounding air temperature, resulting in energy efficiency and reduced air conditioning costs.
The Junglefy Breathing Wall isn’t just attractive. It actively cleans the air to provide a safer, more comfortable and productive working and living environment.
How Does It Work?
The Junglefy Breathing Wall is made up of modules composed of linear, low-density polyethylene with infinite recyclability, supplied with a growing medium high in coconut fibre. The system is ventilated via an electric axial impeller, providing a uniform airflow across plants and growing medium.
This active ventilation increases the rate of carbon dioxide draw down, and the volume of air that can be filtered and cooled by each module.
Research into the viability, efficiency and safety of the Junglefy Breathing Wall was conducted by Dr Fraser Torpy and his colleagues at the Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Research Group at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), who for the last 20 years have established themselves as world leaders researching the use of plants to reduce indoor air pollution and promote health and wellbeing for building occupants.
Dr Torpy and his team have tested the Junglefy Breathing Wall’s ability to remove a range of air pollutants in a series of laboratory, office, sealed room and field trials. The results have been submitted for peer review and is awaiting publication.
This research was funded by an Innovation Connections grant from the Federal Government and matched by Junglefy.
How is the Junglefy Breathing Wall different?
Traditional green walls and pot plants do not incorporate active ventilation, whereas the Junglefy Breathing Wall actively pulls air through the module and over the leaves and growing medium. This active ventilation allows the Junglefy Breathing Wall to offer all the same benefits as traditional green walls and pot plants – such as reducing CO2 levels, filtering out air pollutants, and cooling and humidifying indoor air – but at a much greater level of efficiency.
One Junglefy Breathing Wall module can clean a vastly greater volume of air than one traditional green wall module, or one pot plant. The results of the research on the Junglefy Breathing Wall demonstrated that “to achieve the same results, one would need hundreds and hundreds of pot plants, or a much larger traditional green wall” as Dr Torpy says.