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The [Hopefully Clean] Air We Breathe

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Sep 19, 2018 1:31:36 PM

 

How much time do you spend inside? New research1 shows that city dwellers spend 90% of their time indoors, either at home, in the office or in vehicles. All this time spent indoors raises the question of indoor air quality and how that’s affecting our health.

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Topics: Wellbeing, toxins, air purification, benefits of indoor plants, air purification, air pollution, plant hire, Indoor Plants

The Future of Plants in Architecture

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on May 10, 2018 1:53:16 PM

Gone are the days where a few plants in glazed ceramic pots in the foyer provide the finishing touch to a new building. For architects, it’s now standard practice to incorporate plants into the design, right from conception. Plants are being used as a living element that is portable, growing, and ever-changing. They provide function and form while looking beautiful. They can change the ambiance and feel of a space, adjust acoustics and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

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Topics: benefits of indoor plants

How Plants Influence Your Health | The Benefits of Indoor Plants

Posted by Ryan McQuerry on Jul 13, 2017 9:43:56 AM

If you often feel tired and slightly "under the weather" at work, you may well be experiencing the recognised symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS is a phenomenon where people have symptoms such as respiratory and sinus congestion, skin rashes, coughs, headaches and tiredness, when they are in certain buildings or indoor spaces. Many people report relief from these symptoms once they leave the building.

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Topics: benefits of indoor plants, toxins, air purification, air pollution

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