Habitat Horticulture http://www.habitathorticulture.com Bringing you closer to nature. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mateo Aguilar http://www.habitathorticulture.com/team/mateo-aguilar/ http://www.habitathorticulture.com/team/mateo-aguilar/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:00:54 +0000 http://www.habitathorticulture.com/?post_type=team&p=1610 Mateo studied Industrial Design in Mexico City where he then specialized in recycled plastic composites for sustainable construction and developed materials for vertical garden companies. Mateo recently finished a MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design at Edinburgh University. His material and … Continue reading

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Mateo studied Industrial Design in Mexico City where he then specialized in recycled plastic composites for sustainable construction and developed materials for vertical garden companies. Mateo recently finished a MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design at Edinburgh University. His material and sustainable design expertise brings a product development focus to Habitat Horticulture. Mateo produces detailed shop drawings and specifications for our living walls and irrigation systems and is instrumental in coordinating the transition from design to installation. Mateo recently moved to San Francisco blocks away from Ocean Beach where he likes to surf in his free time.

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ZNE Mathilda Hillhouse Construction http://www.habitathorticulture.com/zne-mathilda-hillhouse-construction/ http://www.habitathorticulture.com/zne-mathilda-hillhouse-construction/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:59:06 +0000 http://www.habitathorticulture.com/?p=1483 Habitat Horticulture has been collaborating with Hillhouse Construction Company to create a dynamic workspace at the newest Zero Net Energy – Zero Carbon Emissions (ZNE) building in Sunnyvale, CA. Annually, the amount of energy used by ZNE buildings equates to … Continue reading

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Hillhouse Grand Opening-020

Habitat Horticulture has been collaborating with Hillhouse Construction Company to create a dynamic workspace at the newest Zero Net Energy – Zero Carbon Emissions (ZNE) building in Sunnyvale, CA. Annually, the amount of energy used by ZNE buildings equates to the amount of renewable energy generated at the site, creating an ultra efficient workplace.

The 600 square foot, 2-story wall contains over 4,000 plants, many of which were chosen for their ability to purify the air by removing pollutants from indoor environments. Plants such as Neon pothos and Philodendron brazil are effective at removing common indoor toxins including formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene, and carbon monoxide.

Images of the wall were taken at the opening event.

Hillhouse Construction ZNE Article

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Work Design Magazine interview with HH founder, David Brenner http://www.habitathorticulture.com/work-design-magazine-interviews-founder-david-brenner/ http://www.habitathorticulture.com/work-design-magazine-interviews-founder-david-brenner/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:14:50 +0000 http://www.habitathorticulture.com/?p=1383 An Excerpt: “They reduce stress, help us think more clearly, and look supercool. In other words: a real no-brainer. Learn more in our interview with Habitat Horticulture founder David Brenner, who has turned everything from short office walls to a … Continue reading

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An Excerpt:

“They reduce stress, help us think more clearly, and look supercool. In other words: a real no-brainer. Learn more in our interview with Habitat Horticulture founder David Brenner, who has turned everything from short office walls to a twenty-foot high column in the Tesla factory into vertical gardens.”

Tell us a bit about your history as a company—what inspired you to start Habitat Horticulture?.

I understood the therapeutic benefits of plants at an early age which led me to believe in the importance of bringing greenery into urban areas that are often lacking in plants. Because of the spatial constraints in these places, the best way to do that was vertically.

My formal education is in horticulture, landscape design, and psychology. I became inspired by how plants grow on cliffs and rock-faces in nature while apprenticing at the tropical nursery at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London (Kew Gardens). I was working with orchids, bromeliads, and aroids which have adapted themselves to grow on vertical surfaces. Meanwhile, I was studying horticulture and environmental psychology at Cal Poly University.

While at Kew I traveled around Europe and saw vertical gardens for the first time. After returning from Kew, I began to experiment with different ways of growing plants vertically in the greenhouse of the botany department at Cal Poly and later began developing a system to grow plants vertically.

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