OT: Growing fresh air indoors

Subject: OT: Growing fresh air indoors
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:21:56 +0200

Unfortunately, I have been in offices that had very poor air quality--which I always thought was one reason it was difficult to concentrate in them. Turns out I may well have been right...and there is something we can do about it.

This might especially be a good idea for those who freelance or telecommute, since the air quality of many homes is even worse than that of most offices.

This Jetson Green article includes a brief TED talk, introducing three common house plants highlighted by extensive NASA research that when combined in a home can both convert CO2 to oxygen during day and night, a swell as clear the air of volatile organics such as formaldehyde. The gentleman giving the talk began to experiment with this fifteen years ago, and now there is a well documented office building in Delhi using these to provide clean air for the occupants. Among other things, he cites a one percent increase in blood oxygen for people in that building for a ten hour period as well as a surprising increase in productivity.

This has the outstanding benefit of reducing energy use in a home or office, since fewer air changes are required for healthy air inside, thus also reducing the heating and cooling loads on the place.

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/03/how-to-clean-air-indoor-plants.html <http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/03/how-to-clean-air-indoor-plants.html?>

I hope you may find this helpful...


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