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Edibles from ZENGROW vertical garden in restaurant Bravuria, Finland.

Rinse the tabletop garden thoroughly before use and fill with cold tap water to the maximum level, as shown in the instruction manual and picture on right.

Find a proper place for the device with an even temperature of 20-24 °C degrees. If placed near a window, make sure there is no draft. In case of draft, place the device near a wall with an even temperature.

Normally, the lamp is left on for 24 h/day. This gives an effective growth to your plants. The light can also be adjusted with a separate timer to 18h on and 6h off for optimizing electrical usage.

Keep the pump on continuously. The circulation of the water keeps it oxygen-rich and fresh.

Add water once a week to keep the water level up.

ZENGROW 2: change the water and add two (2) ZENGROW nutrition tablets in to the water every second week.
ZENGROW 6: change the water and add four (4) ZENGROW nutrition tablets in to the water every second week.

Read more about ZENGROW wall garden here: www.zengrow.com

If you want ZENGROW wall garden at your restaurant contact us:  info(a)viherasema.com

If you want to eat in the restaurant Bravuria find more information here: www.bravuria.fi

 

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Drexel University

Drexel University - Papadakis Integrated Science Building

NEDLAW Living Walls has completed the installation of the largest known active living wall in the United States. The 1570-plus square foot structure is located at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was designed and installed as part of the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.

According to Dr. Alan Darlington, president of NEDLAW Living Walls, more than 1100 individual plants and 20-plus different plant types were used to fill the wall. “The active living wall at Drexel University is some 70 feet tall and over 22 feet wide,” says Darlington, noting that the wall, which incorporates the patented NEDLAW Living Walls biofilter system, is capable of generating between 16,000 and 30,000 cubic feet of ‘virtual’ outside air per minute.

The Drexel University wall was designed by NEDLAW Living Walls in collaboration with Toronto-based Diamond and Schmitt Architects as a key component of the sustainable design features of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which is targeting LEED Silver designation for energy efficiency. The six-story, 150,000 square-foot building will house 44 research and teaching laboratories for biomedical engineering, biology and organic chemistry, and a fossil preparation lab. Principal architect, Donald Schmitt, says the goal of incorporating the five-story active living wall is to “set a new standard of architectural and sustainable design excellence, one that will engage students and faculty alike in an interactive environment for learning and research.”

According to Dr. Donna Murasko, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, “the living wall not only improves the overall learning environment, but also creates an opportunity for further research into even higher quality living walls in the future.”

Darlington notes that the benefits of an active living wall extend well beyond its aesthetic contribution to the space it inhabits. “Traditionally, air quality systems in buildings replace used, ‘dirty’ indoor air with new outside air. In the summer, this new air must be cooled and in the winter it must be heated before being distributed. This conditioning of the new air represents a substantial portion of the energy costs of a building. An active living wall supplies the same quality air as what you would get outside, at a fraction of the energy cost.”

The patented biofilter system, which appears as a plant wall, is also effective at removing a number of airborne gaseous pollutants that negatively impact indoor air quality. It does this by connecting to the building’s air handling system that is used to draw ‘dirty’ indoor air over the root zone of the plants. As part of this process, the beneficial micro-organisms that make their home in the root zone of the plants, use the airborne pollutants as food and break them down into water and carbon dioxide.

Installation of the active living wall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at Drexel University is now complete, with an official opening scheduled for September 20th, for the upcoming academic year.

For More on this project visit www.naturaire.com.

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On August 23rd, 2011, the EcoWalls team was chosen by Lafayette College students to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace Grant to build and install a mobile, educational living wall and integrate their green product into the urban classroom at the

(BOGCHS).  The students of Lafayette College selected EcoWalls based on the company’s philosophy and passion for green design and sustainable architecture.

Mr. Steven King, Founder and Director of the Sustainability and Programs at BOGCHS, believes this project based curriculum will, “help young people to become involved in the conversation on sustainability so they can effectively analyze the problems their generation will face”.  To that end, EcoWalls continues to be instrumental in applying and promoting sustainable practices; using their living walls as educational tools to promote environmental understanding and awareness.

The EcoWalls Mobile Living ClassroomStudents helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall

Students helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall

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