EcoBreath: the right plants for a healthy office

Many office technology devices generate low-frequency electromagnetic fields that interact with living matter (including human tissue); this has various direct and indirect effects which must be guarded against as they can have serious consequences for people’s health and safety.

With a view to such preventive measures, some research has been carried out into the ability of germinating Dracaena compacta to protect against electromagnetic radiation* generated by computers, monitors and printers.

The study found that seed trays positioned near the source of pollution showed an effect, demonstrating that over a certain range this plant does in fact have a shielding effect against electromagnetic fields.

 

Applications

Any office or other environment where there are devices that generate electromagnetic fields.

 

Characteristics:

  • Ecobreath 2Plants can absorb pollutants: there is an actual reduction in the concentration of pollutants present.
  • Oxygen levels depend in part on air circulation, but also on the number of people present: each person’s breathing produces carbon dioxide and consumes an average of 22 litres of oxygen every hour: more than 180 litres in a working day, depending on the hours worked. Plant photosynthesis limits the rise in CO2 concentration. In particular, it may be beneficial to have plants in a room absorbing CO2 and producing O2 during the day; there are also plants that absorb CO2 by night and produce O2 by day*
  • Choosing the right species to put in a room maximizes the beneficial effects: each species in fact has its own MOST EFFICIENT SURROUNDINGS. Once determined, these can be used to work out the plants’ optimum density and positioning in a given room, on the basis of how many people occupy that room, &c.
  • We use hydroculture (passive hydroponics), a plant cultivation system that replaces earth with an inert substrate (usually expanded clay)
  • Our plant pots are deliberately designed to play an active part in the purification system: thanks to their pollutant-absorbing capacity as hydroculture containers they enhance air purification, as also does the high level of oxygenation of the substrate and the recirculation of air between the pot and its cover.0

 

BenefitsEcobreath 3

  • Better air quality
  • Greater oxygenation of environments
  • Shielding from electromagnetic fields
  • Pleasanter work spaces
  • Increased productivity
  • Alleviation of work stress

 

 

 

The proposed model What we offer

Plants:

SPECIES   MAIN BENEFITS:
high absorption of
OTHER BENEFTS
Anthurium andraeanum Anthurium bianco Xilene Flowers
Areca palmata Areca piantadainterni Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetile – Xilene
High oxigenation
Chamaedorea seifrizii Dracaena compacta piantaufficio Benzene – Formaldeide  
Choloophytum sp.   Formaldeide  
Dracaena spp. Dracaenainvarieta piantainterno Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetilene – Xilene
EMC shielding
Epripremnum aureum Epipremnum aureum Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetilene – Xilene
 
Ficus sp.   Benzene – Formaldeide  
Hedera helix   Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetilene
 
Nephrolepis spp. Neprholepis piantainvaso Formaldeide  
Philodendron sp.     EMC shielding
Rhapis excelsa   Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetile – Xilene
 
Sansevieria trifasciata Sansevieria Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetilene
High oxygenation
Spathiphyllum spp.   Benzene – Formaldeide –
Tricloroetile – Xilene
Flowers

 

A flexible service:
  FULL SERVICE: BASIC SERVICE:
Supply of Plant-Pot System
Warranty Optional
Routine maintenance service
Emergency care & replacement service Optional

* A Study of Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement. B. C. Wolverton et al., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980

* known as Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis