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Kill Air Polution. How To Grow Your Own Fresh Air (TED 2009)

February 11th, 2009 No comments
Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air

Commercial buildings account for nearly half of the total global energy use. That’s quite a lot! There is a growing fundamental shift in the way buildings are designed and built these days to reduce waste and impact on the environment and become more self sustaining. GreenSpaces is the new state of the art “green park” that is demonstrating this. Their philosophy is via technology, cultural changes, and design that energy consumption be reduced from 40% to 10% in an economically feasible manner.

Meattle’s presented at the TED 2009 conference detailing the large-scale project with success, using thousands of plants for hundreds of workers. The three plants: Areca palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, and a “Money Plant” (no Green jokes please…) can be used to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, remove organic compounds, and generally filter and freshen the ambient air. The average person usually requires a minimum of 11 total plants, and depending on the enviroment and sunlight availability. Check out the detailed slides from his TED talk: