TAG: Indoor air quality

Gardens Inside, Up and Down

Gardens Inside, Up and Down

Gardens can be cultivated in many forms, and indoor vertical gardens are an increasingly popular way to work in a fresh, green space nearly anywhere. Some restaurants and commercial businesses use large indoor garden designs to add ambiance and to improve indoor air quality, but they are also great for home interiors, adding aesthetic and air cleaning properties. A study which examined the effects of indoor plants over time at the workplace found that indoor gardens helped promote cleaner oxygen in indoor spaces and can reduce volatile organic compounds that can be found inside from paint or construction materials. Besides being visually enticing, they… read more

This Little Birdi is a Smarter Air Monitor

This Little Birdi is a Smarter Air Monitor

Every winter, we read stories about people who lose their lives because of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is something that could be prevented with a simple detector that alerts residents to high levels of CO in the home. Just recently, we’ve seen some new versions of these air monitoring devices, such as the Nest Protect, but there’s another contender about to hit the market, and this one also has an avian name. Birdi takes the traditional smoke and carbon monoxide a couple of steps forward, as it not only detects the possibility of a fire in the home, or a… read more