Grow your own Fresh

Improve Your Air Quality while saving Energy and Increasing Productivity.

Here is one of the best ways to improve your office and building's air quality.

With only three (3) varieties of plants, you can grow your own fresh air indoors to keep us all healthy.
This was tried and tested for 15 years at the Paharpur Business Centre and Software Technology Incubator Park in New Delhi, India. It is a 20 year old, 50k sqft building, with 1,200 plants for 300 occupants.
  • The building is rated the healthiest in Delhi by the Government of India.

  • Found 42% probability of increasing blood oxygen by 1% by being inside the building for 10 hours.

  • The building's air quality was better than outside when air and exhaust vents was sealed for 6 weeks.

  • Saved 15% energy costs by not blowing 15-20 cfm of fresh air into the building.

  • When compared to other buildings in Delhi, the following health benefits were found:
    • 52% reduction of incidence of eye irritation
    • 34% reduced lower respiratory symptoms
    • 20% reduced upper respiratory symptoms
    • 10-12% reduced lung impairment
    • 9% reduced incidence of Asthma

The following three (3) plants were used, each with a distinctive purpose
  1. To produce Oxygen from Co2 During the Day:
    • "The Living Room Plant" -  Dypsis lutescens
      (Areca Palm, Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, or Butterfly Palm)
    • 4 shoulder high plants per person
    • Shade grown , constant watering, wipe leaves, easy to care for

  2. To produce Oxygen from Co2 During the Night:

  3. To clean air removing Formaldehyde and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC):
    • "The Specialist Plant" - Epipremnum aureum
      (Money Plant, Pothos, Silver Vine, Devil's Ivy)
    • Removes VOC gasses released from paints, glues, mattress, carpets and walls. 
    • Shade grown, very hardy plant, is toxic to cats and dogs.

References: http://pbcnet.com/why-pbc/CPCB-report.html

At the Paharpur Business Centre and Software Technology Incubator Park
a green house was placed in the rooftop where air was pumped in and back into the building.