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Do Living Walls Really Contribute to Clean Air? Not In Chicago.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image credit Ambius It is such a pretty thing, the 720 square foot living wall in the lobby of the Chicago Embassy Suites. The GSky Plant System design has an energy efficient computer controlled irrigation system. Designer and Project Manager Denise Eichmann says "The living wall is planted with 3,840 plants which represent six species....This green wall provides clean oxygen indoors, equivalent to 16 fourteen-foot-tall trees." But is it really contributing to a cleaner atmosphere overall? ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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