The Green Indoors

By matching awkward spaces in your home with environments in the natural world, this book shows you how to relocate plants to improve their growth and help them thrive.

Author: Maddie Bailey

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781784884185

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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The Green Indoors is a useful guide on how to find perfect plant matches for your home environments with a sustainable and innovative approach. Focussing on working with the plants you already own, the book is divided in chapters detailing all the possible conditions: Extreme Sun/Heat, Dry Air/Central Heating, Deep Shade, High Humidity, Draughty, Cold. By matching awkward spaces in your home with environments in the natural world, this book shows you how to relocate plants to improve their growth and help them thrive. Features an extensive section with informative plant profiles that include their origin, easy-to-follow tips on feeding and watering, optimum conditions, prospective growth, and is concluded by a helpful troubleshooting chapter dealing with common problems, and what to try when all hope is lost.

Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

This is perfect for early spring because I am still growing pea shoots and radish greens indoors and winter spinach and leaflettuce are starting to produce ...

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586160

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Measurement of indoor air quality is the most important factor in the green building since it provides more fresh air than the conventional building by ...

Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811513343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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​This volume presents selected papers presented during the First Asian Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality (ACIEQ). The contents cover themes of indoor air quality monitoring and modeling; the influence of confounding factors like thermal comfort parameters, such as temperature and relative humidity with respect to different building types, e.g., residential, commercial, institutional; ventilation characteristics, lighting and acoustics. It also focuses on people's performance, productivity, and behavior with respect to their exposure to various indoor air pollutants and parameters influencing the overall indoor environmental quality. This volume is primarily aimed at researchers working in environmental science and engineering, building architecture and design, HVAC and ventilation, public health, and epidemiology. The contents of this volume will also be useful to policy makers working on occupational health and building codes.

Health and Well Being Considerations in the Design of Indoor Environments

of the 20th century, green roofs were seen mainly as a local building practice. In the 1960s, however, the growing concern about the deterioration of the ...

Author: González-Lezcano, Roberto A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799872818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

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Indoor residential environments have a direct influence on human health, both in developed and developing countries. Significant levels of indoor pollution can make housing unsafe and can negatively impact on human health. Housing, therefore, is a key health factor for people all over the world, and various parameters such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, building efficiency, and others can contribute to healthy architecture and the conditions that can result from the poor application of these parameters. Health and Well-Being Considerations in the Design of Indoor Environments addresses issues concerning indoor environmental quality (IEQ), including air quality and ventilation, access to daylight and views, acoustic conditions, and control over lighting and thermal comfort, as well as the impact that this environment can have on human health and mental well-being. The book also investigates the functional aspects of interior design such as whether the layout provides easy access to tools and sufficient space for occupants. It also considers energy demand and building energy losses due to such issues as air renovations and enclosure infiltrations. Covering topics such as sustainable design, pollution, building materials, and lighting, this book is an effective resource for students, professors, academicians, researchers, architects, designers, planners, engineers, interior designers, building managers, construction companies, and other industry professionals looking to increase building occupant satisfaction by considering all aspects of IEQ.

Managing Indoor Air Quality Fifth Edition

Of course, the greening trend recognizes and incorporates the importance of indoor air quality. USGBC has further promoted green construction practices ...

Author: H.E. Burroughs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9788770222969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Finding solutions to indoor air quality problems is often a complex, multifaceted endeavor. This practical desk reference serve as a guide and information resource – both on treating existing indoor air problems effectively – and on preventing costly IAQ problems from occurring in the first place. A single discipline approach unfortunately tends to narrow both the control and the treatments options. This book cuts across professions to offer those concerned with the total facility a broader, more comprehensive approach to managing indoor air quality and mitigating indoor air quality problems. The fifth edition is extensively updated and edited in response to the rapid pace of changes and advances in the IAQ industry.

Learning to Live Indoors

The staff room wasn't large , just enough for a ragged wicker loveseat , four old chairs , a fridge , an orange door to an outside stairway , and a green ...

Author: Alison Acheson

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 0889842019

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Alison Acheson writes stories of domestic life, of marriages, children, the family dog, toothbrushes. In every one of her stories the reader recognizes home and is moved by the delicacy, the intensity, and the subtle rightness of the author's observation and invention. Acheson writes of her work: `I have come to realize that short stories come and go. They are shadows visiting your doorway. They don't venture in. You must woo them, and quickly, lest they move on. They always will move on. And don't worry them; don't play too long. Don't look at their underbellies until they're complete and able to turn over on their own. Short stories are unlike novels, moving in with their bloody baggage, rather like the mother-in-law in ``Learning'', they take over whatever room is spare, or not-so-spare, and there they are, setting up their family photos (the stay will be a long one), eating through your fridge, taking too long in the bathroom. And while you are explaining to them that they cannot leave their underwear flapping on the bit of roof below the dormer window, a short story will escape, letting out a little cry as its feet slip in the gravel just outside the kitchen door.'

My House Plant Changed My Life

Explore how having leafy companions can help to unlock your potential: - Profiles of the 50 top air-purifying and mood-enhancing plants - Easy-to-follow advice and expert tips from David Domoney, award-winning horticulturalist - Informative ...

Author: David Domoney

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241523285

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Use the power of houseplants to combat the pollution and stresses of modern life. Everyday products pollute the air in our homes, and our mental wellbeing is threatened like never before - but help is at hand from the humble houseplant! Drawing on groundbreaking scientific research, this book reveals the 50 most life-enhancing houseplants and shows how they can actively purify the air, and improve your mental wellbeing through their colour, scent, habit, and nurturing needs. Build a thriving collection of indoor plants to create a detoxifying, re-energising environment in the home, full of opportunities for mindfulness.

Gardening Indoors

The Indoor Gardener's Bible George F. Van Patten. not as reflective as flat white paint , it may get brittle after a few years of use under a HID lamp and ...

Author: George F. Van Patten

Publisher: Van Patten Publishing

ISBN: 1878823310

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

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Sets the standard for indoor gardening with lights worldwide. Van Patten unlocks the world of indoor gardneing under fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, both of which help seedlings and low-light plants start earlier and grow stronger. Combining the basics of gardening and electrical lighting know-how in one easy-to-use volume, he shows readers of all levels how to get the most out of hydroponics.

The Great Indoors

The people at General Motors must laugh when they send me that quarterly check, or maybe their cashier wearing the green visor complains about it.

Author: Eric Broder

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 9781938441776

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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Ever had someone tell you just a little too much about himself? Meet Eric Broder, who made a habit of doing this—in the newspaper! Certain classic elements make a humor column irresistible. Workplace humiliation, weird food, rotten vacations, cats getting rubdowns, sex machines, raging self-delusion, enraged babies, at-risk squirrels, and of course pitiful date fantasies with Madonna and Katarina Witt—pure catnip to the modern reader. At least, that is, if you judge by the regular readers of Broder’s “The Great Indoors” newspaper column. Between 1987 and 1996, Eric Broder captivated and even astonished readers of Cleveland’s alternative weeklies with just such intimate and rarely believable details from his own remarkable life. And he did it with remarkable style. In fact, Broder’s writing style has been said to recall an unholy combination of Dave Barry, Barry White, Dr. Laura, Super Joe Charboneau, Walt Disney, and former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert. This book is a treasure sure to be cherished throughout the millenium. Or at least to be left in the bathroom until it gets too mildewed to pick up. Either way, it will change your life.

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Of course, the greening trend recognizes and incorporates the importance of indoor air quality. USGBC has further promoted green construction practices ...

Author: H. E. Burroughs

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881735703

Category: Science

Page: 359

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Managing Indoor Air Quality Third Edition

Of course , the greening trend recognizes and incorporates the importance of indoor air quality . USGBC has further promoted green construction practices ...

Author: H.E. Burroughs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824742923

Category: Science

Page: 376

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For the building owner, administrator, or facilities manager who must deal with the realities of today's indoor environmental concerns, this fully updated reference is a practical, hands-on guide. You'll find readily applicable air quality control measures and preventative strategies that can head off the "headaches" -- both economic and legal -- that can grow out of an air quality problem. You'll also learn the critical aspects of complete response and step-by-step investigation tactics and tools. Specific symptoms of building-associated illnesses are detailed along with practical guidelines for identifying and controlling the associated pollutant or source of the problem.

The Foolproof Way to Grow Marijuana Indoors

The Screen of Green Method If you really have the time and desire to work with your plants, you can maximize your plant's bud output by using the Screen Of ...

Author: Dain Kohler

Publisher: PowerUp Productions


Category: Gardening

Page: 39

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There are a lot of books out there on how to grow cannabis, but this book may very well be the best book for someone who wants to grow cannabis indoors for the first time. The vast majority of cannabis growing books either assume you already know how to grow plants, include a lot of information that isn’t helpful for someone growing less than a couple dozen plants, or do not organize their information in a way that is easy to work with – or all of the above! This book tells you everything you need to know to grow cannabis very well. The information is presented in a clear, concise, logical way. Although this book promotes a completely organic approach to growing vibrantly healthy plants, a great deal of the information presented herein would undoubtedly be of great help even to those who use some non-organic products in their soil-based system or grow their plants hydroponically. Let's get growing!

Indoor Air Quality

Green/Yellow Vegetables and Lung Cancer Mortality (Table 8) Switching the focus now from husband's smoking classification to daily intake of green/ yellow ...

Author: Hitoshi Kasuga

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642839047

Category: Medical

Page: 510

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Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a harmful influence on the health of nonsmokers has been a controversial topic since the early 1980s. The International Conference on Indoor Air Quality held in Tokyo examined in great detail the relationship between passive smoking and lung cancer as revealed by a large cohort study. The participants were all highly qualified and experienced experts of world renown in their own fields of specialty. The deleterious effect of cigarette smoking on health is considered an established fact and as such has been used as a basic weapon in anti-smoking campaigns. There are, however, some questionable areas such as confronting variables, degree of correlation, the overall consistency of the data, and the problems of ETS measurement. Reports on other indoor pollution problems such as the presence of No2, CO, and particulates in indoor air, together with the problem of indoor air pollution in the lesser-developed countries were also given. This collection of papers will contribute greatly to research into tobacco smoking epidemiology and assist in establishing a clear focus on an issue which has tended to become hopelessly obscured.

Growing Trees Shrubs Indoors

Nitrogen, often called the green-growth stimulator, is necessary for green healthy foliage. An absence of nitrogen in the soil results in leaves that look ...

Author: D. J. Herda

Publisher: New Society Publisher

ISBN: 9781771423014

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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“Distills a lifetime of plant experience into easy-to-follow instruction, giving an amateur like me the confidence to green my home for health.” —Paula Baker-LaPorte, coauthor of Prescriptions for a Healthy House Some of the most polluted places on earth are where we spend 90% of our time: inside our homes. Science is continually uncovering more effective ways of improving the quality of our environment, and plants—specifically indoor trees and shrubs—are at the top of this list. Growing trees and shrubs indoors might seem like a monumental challenge, but it’s no different than growing any plants indoors. Written by master gardener DJ Herda, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is a definitive guide on what makes these plants special and all the tips and tricks you need to help them survive and flourish in an indoor environment. It covers how they: · Rid your environment of airborne pollutants · Beautify your home · Help you to live a longer, healthier, happier life. An explosive introduction into the wellness scene, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is for those with a keen interest in gardening, health, and science, offering an entirely new way of promoting human wellness—by creating beautiful, enjoyable surroundings. “A fascinating, encyclopedic compendium dealing with the nature and care of trees and shrubs.” —Arnold M. Ludwig, author of King of the Mountain “Covers everything from watering needs and light requirements to propagation to keeping costs down, all in an effort to help you create a verdant home that has the health benefits of being outside.” —Deanna Duke, author of The Non-Toxic Avenger “Clearly written and beautifully illustrated. It’s a real eye-opener!” —Phillip Adcock, author of Master Your Brain


Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.

Author: Jason Chongue

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 1743795548

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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A hands-on guide to transforming small urban spaces into lush, plant-filled retreats. In Green, Jason Chongue explains and simplifies how to curate and look after plants in small urban spaces. He provides a practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this 'how to' guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types. Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, curating a range of spaces and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care. Jason also invites 'Plant People' across the globe to provide an insight into how people are inspired by nature. Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.

How to Grow Gorgeous Gardens Indoors with Modern Gardening Techniques

Ultimate Guide to Indoor Gardening Martha Stone ... wish to move some plants indoors, there's always a way to have some greens and foliage inside your home.

Author: Martha Stone

Publisher: Martha Stone


Category: Gardening

Page: 60

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A patch of reds and violets in the living room, foliage that just warms up the room and vines that decorate the window… these are just some of the amazing visual effects indoor gardening can bring. While it could be fun and rewarding to toiling under the sun, tilling the soil and taking out weeds, it could also be equally engaging to grow plants in your own indoor garden. Indoor gardening is suitable not only for people with tight land spaces to work on, but also for different types of gardeners. A novice gardener may want to take a shot and see how he can successfully grow shrubs in containers, while a seasoned one may want to experiment how he can grow vines that climb the frames of his windows. A chef might even want to have constant access to herbs, right inside his own restaurant. Modern methods of indoor gardening made it possible to grow plants even with limited space, no soil and less sunlight. This means it is possible to see live plants in various colors right inside our living rooms. We could also just pick out strawberries and lettuces right outside our kitchen windows. As long as you use the system right, feed the plants in the right intervals and perform the basic aftercare and maintenance, indoor gardening could very well provide you with a decent supply of produce as well as ample amounts of visual therapy. This book will provide you with insights on how to best grow your selected plants under your roof without the fear of wilting and poor harvest. It will also walk you through the different methods and indoor gardening systems, how they work and their benefits. The book also provides a wide array of tips, to do’s and dont’s, and some essential reminders to make your indoor gardens year-round success.

Growing Bonsai Indoors

(Plants do not use the green light frequency effectively, and it is reflected away—that's why plants look green.) Blue light frequencies are used mainly for ...

Author: Pat Lucke Morris

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538426

Category: Gardening

Page: 119

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Tailored to the needs of first-time bonsai growers, this hands-on guide explains step-by-step how to make indoor bonsai flourish. You'll find a thorough overview of the most common bonsai styles - fully illustrated with color photos and line drawings - along with advice on wiring and pruning from renowned experts. This handy guide also serves as a helpful reference for buying bonsai and connecting with other enthusiasts locally and around the world.--COVER.

Indoor Air Quality

Out of this arose the Nordic Swan, Canadian Environmental Choice, U.S. Green Seal, and others—all eventually becoming part of an international cooperative.

Author: Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351579346

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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This is a practical, user-friendly guide to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. The third edition covers basic concepts and details various approaches and up-to-date analytical methods, and it addresses some of the more recent, as well as less common, concerns on air pollutants. All chapters will be updated and also includes one completely new chapter on Inhalable Airborne Particles. All updates adhere to the latest National Ambient Air Quality Standards and other active standards.

The Indoor Environment Handbook

... colour sensation: • red + green = yellow; • green + blue = blue-green or cyan; ... types of artificial light systems VdC/dt = THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT 59.

Author: Philomena M. Bluyssen

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849774611

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award.Ensuring that buildings are healthy and comfortable for their occupants is a primary concern of all architects and building engineers. This highly practical handbook will help make that process more efficient and effective.It begins with a guide to how the human body and senses react to different indoor environmental conditions, together with basic information on the parameters of the indoor environment and problems that can occur. It then moves on to give a background to the development of the study and control of the indoor environment, examining the main considerations (including thermal, lighting, indoor air and sound-related aspects) for a healthy and comfortable indoor environment and discussing the drivers for change in the field. The final section presents a new approach towards health and comfort in the indoor environment, where meeting the wishes and demands of the occupants with a holistic strategy becomes the over-riding priority. The book is filled with useful facts, figures and analysis, and practical methods that designers who are keen to assess and improve the user experience of their buildings will find invaluable.