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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 [...]

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 [...]

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: , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |