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Voting is open for EILO Best Project Award 2017

2017-10-05T08:13:47+00:00 By |How To, Sustainable|

This year, the European Interior Landscaping Organization (EILO) organises the third edition of the EILO Best Interior Landscaping Project Award. Interior landscapers from ten countries all over the world applied with very diverse and very inspiring projects in three categories: Stand Alone, Plant Wall and Interior Landscaping. EILO is a cooperation of national trade Read More

Buildin’Green II: learn to think in cycles, value and health

2017-10-05T13:16:52+00:00 By |How To|

2 February 2017 saw the latest edition of Buildin’Green. That is the annual conference that connects the green, sustainable building sector with living green. Every year we choose a venue where this connection is already tangible, literally. This year the choice fell on the beautiful, though for many rather remote city of Venlo. Venlo currently Read More

In Scandinavia, they understand (indoor) greenery!

2017-10-05T14:36:12+00:00 By |How To, Inspiration|

This year, the biennial excursion of the European Interior Landscaping Organisation (EILO) was held from Thursday, 29 September through Saturday, 1 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. In all, forty-seven professionals from eleven different European countries took part in the event. On Thursday, we glimpsed the future, via several short presentations, chock-a-block with digital and/or technological Read More

It was all about green, so…… what was it not about?

2017-10-05T14:14:59+00:00 By |How To, Inspiration|

If any one thing became clear to us the morning we attended presentations of six studies being conducted as part of the 'Green Agenda' top sector programme of iVerde and Royal Floraholland, it was that green affects so many aspects of life as a whole. Mankind evolved in the savannas so we feel happier Read More

Why biophilic design always pays

2017-10-05T08:40:43+00:00 By |How To, Research|

There has recently been a growing interest in incorporating nature into design and building, known in the jargon as "biophilic design". It produces buildings which feel good and in which people feel better. And consequently perform better. In the workplace, for instance, it goes hand in hand with lower sickness absence rates and higher Read More

Natural future interior landscapers

2017-10-05T08:48:54+00:00 By |How To, Inspiration|

As an interior landscaper, what trends can you best respond to in this rapidly changing world and ditto market to make your business really flourish? Dutch VHG Vakgroep Interieurbeplanters, the union branch for interior landscapers, organised a gathering to discuss trend watching. The appropriately chosen venue was ASR head office in Utrecht where, with Read More

It’s time to really raise awareness for sustainability issues, in a Dutch Ecodome for example

2017-10-05T08:49:58+00:00 By |How To, Inspiration|

A structure resembling a green UFO has temporarily landed in the gardens of the Dutch Maritime Museum, in between the VOC [Dutch East India Company] and the Startup delta. It is the Travelling Ecodome, commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ) and designed by NL Greenlabel. This futuristic demo model, portraying the Read More

Children particularly vulnerable to poor air quality

2017-10-05T08:57:51+00:00 By |How To|

All being well, children are physically more active than adults and children are growing. So you'd think that good air quality is even more important for children than it is for adults. But what do we see? The majority of our children grow up in increasingly polluted cities and poorly ventilated homes and schools! Read More

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