- Wall is part of student initiative to increase quiet space -
BRESLAU, ON, April 26 /CNW/ - NEDLAW Living Walls has completed the installation of a three (3) metre
by eight (8) metre living wall at Loyalist College in Belleville,
Ontario. The installation is part of a new student lounge linking the
College's main building with its Sustainable Skills, Technology and
Life Sciences Centre that is appropriately called the Link Lounge.
"We were very excited to be part of this project which will have a
positive impact on student life on campus," says Chris Johnston,
Marketing and Sales Lead with NEDLAW Living Walls. "A living wall fits
in perfectly with the kind of environment and use of the space
associated with the new lounge.
April Chamberlain, Vice President of Student Life with Loyalist College
Student Government, says the inspiration for the project of which the
living wall is a part came from the students themselves. "We regularly
survey the student population of the College regarding their experience
here. As part of our 2008-2009 survey, students indicated a desire for
more quiet space and a place to relax and the living wall is a part of
creating that space."
While the living wall is most obviously recognized for its contribution
to the aesthetics of the new lounge, which was built by Ball
Construction, NEDLAW's Johnston says the wall will also enhance the
students' on campus experience by contributing to improved air quality.
"Traditional methods of improving indoor air quality include bringing
'fresh air' in from the outside and conditioning it through heating or
cooling, depending on the time of year. Our living walls bring natural
outdoor air cleaning processes inside and use interior plantscapes and
a patented air biofilter system to effectively remove many common
indoor air contaminants. As a result, our living walls improve both the
aesthetics and the physical environments of the facilities in which
they are installed."
The living wall in the lounge is made up of approximately 345 plants and
seems to have the approval of the students. According to Jason Sonser,
a first year radio broadcasting student at Loyalist College, the newly
installed living wall adds a fun dimension to the school environment.
"Plants greatly enhance the environment created in the new lounge and
the fact that they also work to clean and improve air quality is a
great way to demonstrate the College's interest in and commitment to
About NEDLAW Living Walls
NEDLAW's patented living walls systems utilize green plants and
beneficial microbes to produce high quality indoor air and beautiful
plantscapes. They are the only living walls that act as both biofilters
and plantscapes to actively remove chemicals, dust and spores from
indoor air, returning fresh air to the living environment. For more
information about NEDLAW Living Walls, visit us at www.naturaire.com.
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