Recently I came across an article about Edmonton airport that introduced a green wall made of plants to improve air quality. Not only it looks amazingly beautiful, but it is very functional. Hundreds of those tiny plants purify air by filtering toxins like carbon dioxide, benzene, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Additional benefit is that plants add oxygen and improve humidity levels in the terminal.

Now it is not only a better environment for passengers, but also for terminal staff and workers. I was a bit surprised that this living wall also saves “…up to 20 percent in electricity costs over mechanical air purification as well as employee advantages of clean air and reduced noise pollution.”

I guess a smaller panel versions can be installed in our living rooms for eco-style art, living beauty, and of course an easy breathing. I am looking forward to it.

References:

http://www.gizmag.com/edmonton-international-airports-living-wall/25376/

 

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