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Voting is open for EILO Best Project Award 2017

2017-10-05T08:13:47+01:00By |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

Air pollution needs to be tackled from the inside

2017-10-05T13:26:42+01:00By |Research, Sustainable|

From data released by the World Health organisation of the UN (WHO) in March last year, it seems that about seven million deaths are related to air pollution each year. This number is twice that was thought beforehand. This puts air pollution at the top of a rather serious list, that of the major Read More

Let plants remove particulate matter from your home

2017-10-05T14:00:05+01:00By |Research, Sustainable|

Did you know that chemical emission in the home is common? Emission from everyday products you wouldn't expect: building materials, cleaning products, disposables and printers are common sources of internal air pollution. More and more is becoming known about the damaging effects of particulate matter (PM) but very little attention is yet paid to Read More

Green roofs: profit in all respects

2017-10-05T14:05:37+01:00By |Research, Sustainable|

The first green roofs were completed in the Netherlands around 25 years ago. Initially there was a lot of scepticism about the sustainability and effectiveness of these roofs but the considerable advantages have since been widely proven. In some foreign cities they have even been incorporated in legislation. Green roofs are a mandatory requirement Read More

Energy from living plants? Now that is Plant-e!

2017-10-05T14:06:43+01:00By |Inspiration, Sustainable|

Imagine: no more having to work in a hot stuffy office in summer. Instead you can enjoy fresh country air wherever you like. No more hassle if the batteries in your phone or other electronic equipment run low, you can charge them in any field or garden. Nonsense? Not according to recent research by Read More

Green buildings really do need green!

2017-10-05T14:28:00+01:00By |Inspiration, Sustainable|

Green is now a much broader concept than plants alone. These days green particularly means sustainable. But, remarkably enough, green plants are only ever sparsely included in sustainable concepts. This is a real shame, as plants can represent a vital part of a much more complete sustainable set up. This could include isolation by Read More