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Indoor Air Quality – The Science and the Low-Hanging Fruit

Originally published on Sourceable, by Jock Gammon, 8 May 2019 In school, we learnt the role trees and plants have in producing the oxygen we breathe. We came to understand that forests do more than [...]

Domain – ‘Planting greenery on roofs can help improve air quality inside buildings: study’

Originally published in Domain by Jim Malo on 22 April, 2019 Covering the roofs of apartment and office buildings with plants can help improve the quality of air inside and lift property values, according [...]

Australia’s First Indigenous Rooftop Farm Opens

Australia's first Indigenous rooftop farm in now open at South Eveleigh. The visionary concept was developed by cultural start-up Yerrabingin in a collaboration with Mirvac. The 500sqm rooftop farm was officially opened by NSW [...]

Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless

Originally published on Sourceable, by Jock Gammon, 10 April 2019 There’s been increasing chatter around the concept of biophilic design lately and while it’s great to hear, I wonder if we are all-talk, no [...]

Yerrabingin and Junglefy Partner to Integrate Indigenous Design Thinking into Living Infrastructure Projects

Junglefy and Yerrabingin, are excited to announce a new partnership, working together on multiple living infrastructure projects to deliver Indigenous design-led thinking and positive community outcomes. Yerrabingin, is a visionary start-up that disrupts conventional approaches [...]

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems

Originally published on Sourceable, by Jock Gammon How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star? Australian Ethical Investment; Photography: Siren Design [...]

Turf wars: 13 reasons why you would install a green wall and 3 reasons why you might not

Excerpt taken from original article in The Fifth Estate. By Dr Sara Wilkinson, UTS, 1 February 2018. One of the reasons we love green roofs and walls is their aesthetic. Having worked in Sydney [...]

Australia’s largest Junglefy Breathing Wall opens in Melbourne

Australia’s largest Breathing Wall was unveiled on Friday 13 October at 485 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. At 88sqm, the large-scale Breathing Wall sets an aspirational benchmark for incorporating living infrastructure in our cities. [...]

Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population

This article was originally published in Sourceable by Jock Gammon. Australia’s ageing population is about to greatly increase the country’s demand for living infrastructure. Anyone who knows Baby Boomers knows this generation is not going [...]

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 [...]

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