Climate engineering company adds natural greenery for better indoor climate
An optimal indoor climate is very important because it directly affects employees’ well-being. Relatively small adjustments can already have an impact. Placing plants in the room is one of them. The relative humidity in rooms with plants, for instance, is on average about 5% higher than in rooms without plants, according to WUR. In winter, that improvement can even reach 17%. Therefor many companies add natural greenery to improve indoor climate.
Green wall to improve indoor climate
German company G+K Gebäudetechnik is very familiar with air-conditioning technology, it is one of the main activities of the Zittau-based company. However, G+K’s company building itself had very dry air. Thomas Kurzke, managing director of G+K Gebäudetechnik therefore wanted a plant wall. Firstly because of its attractive appearance, and secondly, and most importantly because the wall’s greening significantly improves the indoor climate. The plant wall is deliberately planned in the reception area, so that both visitors and staff benefit. The space is open, allowing the air purified by plants to spread throughout the building.
Ms Garves of Silver’s COVE in Moritzburg, who was responsible for planning and implementing the project, recommended Mobilane’s LivePanel TANK system. “I have been recommending Mobilane wall greening to my customers for years because I have had very good experiences with the system. The technology is not complex and the materials are durable, so my customers can enjoy their plants for many years. As the director of a building technology company, Mr Kurzke was very interested in the technical details and was able to master the system quickly. This was important to him, as his employees will perform maintenance and watering themselves.”
Space-efficient and modular
LivePanel is a patented, modular plant wall system with interchangeable plant cassettes filled with substrate. The ability to exchange plants was especially important to the customer. It is an extremely space-saving system – a very decisive argument for its placement in the entrance area. A total area of 13.54 m² was planted with greenery in this project. The cassettes of the system feature plant pots in which the plants are placed. Each row of cassettes is placed in a profile rail, which also serves as a water reservoir. The plants supply themselves with water by capillary action.
LivePanel TANK improves indoor climate
The customer decided to supply the plant wall with water and nutrients through a tank belonging to the plant wall system: LivePanel TANK. This means that the system can be watered autonomously without the need for a connection to the mains water and wastewater network. A tank is placed under the LivePanel in which the water is stored. The tank is filled manually with water and feed. The system only needs a power connection for a timer-controlled pump that supplies the gore profiles with water from the tank. For greenery, the “Pixie” “Good Air” plant mix consisting of Syngonium Pixie, Schefflera arboricola, Philodendron Scandens, Spathiphyllum Cupido, Nephrolepsis Green Lady was chosen.
– Project: G+K Gebäudetechnik, Zittau
– Planning, execution: Silver’s COVE, Moritzburg, Mrs Graves
– Product used: LivePanel TANK from Mobilane, plant cassettes 40 x 40 cm
– Surface area: 13.54 m² (plus tank)
– Weight: 40 kg/m2
– Plants: “Pixie” plant mix from Mobilane
– Lighting: MobiLight Mova Basic Track
– Date installation: March 2023