World Leisure Jobs - Green City Solutions GmbH: London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees
18 Jul 2019 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Product news

21 Mar 2018

London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees

Supplier: Green City Solutions GmbH
More Green City Solutions GmbH details


London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees

CityTree is a living wall that reduces particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in the air by 30 per cent

The Crown Estate, a London-based commercial real estate company, has partnered with Westminster City Council and cleantech specialist Evergen Systems to install a CityTree in London’s West End.

CityTree is a living wall that is designed to ‘harness the power of nature’ to combat air pollution and over-heating in cities. It is billed as the world’s first intelligent biological air filter. It was developed by German company Green City Solutions, and is distributed in the UK by Evergen Systems.

It combines cultivated moss and plants, and works by creating an environment for moss to thrive in. Moss is a potent natural air purifier, however it is unable to survive in an urban environment as it needs constant water and shade. Plants provide the shade, and a built-in irrigation system provides the water. The ‘tree’ powers itself via solar panels and collects rainwater which it then redistributes to the moss.

It is capable of reducing particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide by 30 per cent, and, according to Green City Solutions, has the air purifying ability of 275 natural trees, whilst only occupying one per cent of the space.

The installation comes after four committees in the House of Commons joined forces to demand that the government address the “national health emergency” of poor air quality.

Cllr David Harvey, cabinet member for Environment, Sport and Community at Westminster City Council, said: “It will be fascinating to see what impact the CityTree has on pollution in the local area.”

“Air quality is the number one concern for our residents and with over a million people moving into and travelling to our neighbourhoods each day it is crucial that we made more strides to clean up our air and tackle poor air quality for residents and visitors alike.”

Peter Sänger, founder and COO of Green City Solutions said: “In a short time, the CityTree has already become established as an effective way to create clean air environments in some of Europe’s most polluted cities. We are delighted that London can now be added to this list and hope to see many more CityTrees across the country in years to come.”

Founder and CEO of CityTree’s UK distributor Evergen Systems Sukhbir Sidhu said: “Getting the CityTree to London has been a two-year journey and we are very excited about the future for clean air in our towns and cities.”

CityTree has also been installed in a number of cities across Europe, including Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Oslo.



Supplier: Green City Solutions GmbH

Green City Solutions addresses the global problem of air pollution by combining a special, vertically installed moss culture with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology.

The product, called the 'CityTree', combines specific plants that eat particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide. The construction contains sensors collecting environmental and climatic data, to regulate and control the unit and ensure that the plants survive. Thanks to solar panels and rainwater retention systems, the unit requires only a few hours of maintenance per year. By using technologies like WiFi, NFC and digital screens, CityTrees can also transmit digital and visual information.


Web: greencitysolutions.de
More Green City Solutions GmbH details

Product news
Mark Whittaker appointed as sales manager for LBE and FECs at Simworx   17 Jul 2019

Mark Whittaker appointed as sales manager for LBE and FECs at Simworx

Simworx has appointed Mark Whittaker to the role of sales manager for Family Entertainment Centres (FECs) and Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) venues.

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime   15 Jul 2019

Anne Semonin creates body collection inspired by summertime

Parisian skincare house Anne Semonin has created a bath and body care collection inspired by summer in the Mediterranean.

Holovis creates AR app to enhance Royal Liver Building experience   15 Jul 2019

Holovis creates AR app to enhance Royal Liver Building experience

Holovis has created an augmented reality (AR) app for the new 360-degree experience at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, UK.

Christie brings football history to life at San Mamés Stadium Museum   10 Jul 2019

Christie brings football history to life at San Mamés Stadium Museum

Erabi, a Spain-based AV integration firm, has completed a major fitout at the San Mamés Stadium Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Westminster Abbey partners with Avius to improve overall customer experience   10 Jul 2019

Westminster Abbey partners with Avius to improve overall customer experience

London's Westminster Abbey has announced a new partnership with Avius, a provider of survey and customer experience software, to capture and measure customer satisfaction.

UK Tech business Triotech opens XD Dark Ride at Granby Zoo   09 Jul 2019

UK Tech business Triotech opens XD Dark Ride at Granby Zoo

The Granby Zoo in Quebec, Canada, has expanded its attration offering to include Triotech's XD Dark Ride interactive theatre, the company's first at the zoo.

Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'   02 Jul 2019

Starpool NatureSauna celebrates 'open air wellness'

Starpool, an Italian wellness consultancy, has partnered with design studio Aledolci & Co to develop a new outdoor sauna concept.

Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis   28 Jun 2019

Lifehouse Spa announces brand partnership with Elemis

Luxury skincare brand, Elemis, has been named as the new product partner for the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Essex, UK.

Company profile


Vital Tech

Funded in 2013, Vital Tech is owned by its founders and some private investors.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Moving with ease and style

Moving with ease and style

Beauty therapists getting dressed for work in the morning need a quick, hassle-free comfortable uniform solution. More>>




in this issue

• Merlin sold in US$7.49bn mega deal
• Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London
• Serpentine Pavilion opens to thje public



World Leisure jobs




Assistant General Manager - Blackpool
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Lancashire, England
Company: The Gym Group
General Manager - Manchester Fallowfield
Salary: Bonus
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Gymnastics Coach
Salary: £13.84 - £15.00 per hour (inclusive of 10% market supplement)
Location: Tisbury, Salisbury, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Lifeguard
Salary: £20,269 - £21,088 (inclusive of 10% unsocial hours plussage)
Location: Calne, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Receptionists
Salary: £20,269 - £21,088 pro rata (incl. of 10% unsocial hours plussage)
Location: Calne, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




18-20 Jul 2019

Indonesia International Amusement & Leisure Expo (IIALE 2019)

Jakarta International Expo , Jakarta, Indonesia


23-25 Jul 2019

National Sports Convention (NSC)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia


25-26 Jul 2019

Fitness Industry Technology Summit

Dockside, Sydney, Australia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Restaurants: Sharing the love
Famous restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. We found out more More>>
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Regeneration: High ideals
In Utah, a bunch of hip entrepreneurs is creating a crowdfunded ski resort More>>
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd