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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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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