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What do plants do for us?

2018-03-09T11:27:42+01:00By |How To, Research|

Plants make oxygen from carbon dioxide (CO2), break down Volatile Organic Compounds (or: VOCs), and keep air humidity at healthy levels. Research has demonstrated that not only do we get healthier with plants around us, we become happier too. We have explained our key message in a number of articles and Read More

Natural future interior landscapers

2017-10-05T08:48:54+02:00By |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+02:00By |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+02:00By |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

How do we make our buildings green?

2017-10-04T11:10:55+02:00By |Geen onderdeel van een categorie, How To|

If you put this question to various professionals, who are all into green building and interiors, you will drown in their advice! During the lectures at the Buildin' Green conference, but also during the workshops and in the corridors, various inspiring ideas and experiences were shared. An overview:   Know and convince your client Read More

Building green benefits people and planet

2017-10-04T17:50:07+02:00By |Geen onderdeel van een categorie, How To|

An assortment of international interior horticulturalists, interior architects and researchers, but also of policymakers and administrators were inspired by five keynote speakers at the Buildin’Green conference. Their practical cases and experience with building in green attest to a clear vision on durability, economic development and innovation. The five speakers put people and their experiences central. Read More

Large green walls are spectacular. But how do you keep them that way?

2017-10-05T12:01:29+02:00By |How To, Inspiration|

Green walls are available in all shapes and size these days. They have a positive effect on the air quality and the surrounding atmosphere. For the construction of such walls there is usually a budget is planned. Maintenance however, is much less thought about. Yet it’s essential to make sure these walls keep looking Read More

Plants deserve a place in policies for indoor air quality

2017-10-05T12:18:00+02:00By |How To, Inspiration|

In a time where more and more people suffer from the negative effects of living, working and learning in insufficiently ventilated and smelly buildings, it can’t be stated often enough: plants clean the air. By gaining more knowledge about the air-purifying qualities of specific plants, consumers as well as educational and healthcare institutions could Read More

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