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Register for Our Free Online Seminar on the Biofiltration of Indoor Air

You are invited to a free online seminar, hosted by Nedlaw Living Walls founder, Dr. Alan Darlington. The seminar entitled, “The Biofiltration of Indoor Air: Putting nature to work indoors”, will be of special benefit to architects, developers, building managers, and anyone looking for ways to improve the indoor living environment.

The Biofiltration of Indoor Air: Putting nature to work indoors

Did you know that a Living Wall Biofilter is more than just pretty plants on a wall?

This interior plantscape is actually an innovative technology that effectively removes common indoor pollutants and improves the living environment.

Is it little wonder that this indoor environment and in particular indoor air quality (IAQ), has a large impact on our well-being?

We spend 80 to 90% of our time indoors. The buildings we inhabit are frequently designed to be ‘air tight’. While sealing the building may keep heating and cooling costs down, it also traps all the pollutants that arise in the spaces which can affect our health.  We are constantly choosing between the well-being of the occupants and the energy performance of the building.

An Indoor Air Biofilter (Living Wall) helps solve this dilemma. It represents the hybridization of science and art to deal with the real problems in an aesthetic and sustainable manner.

In this free online seminar you will learn:

  • The principles of indoor air biofiltration.
  • The impact of biofilters on IAQ
  • The basic components of an Indoor Air Biofilter.
  • How to conceptually design the Indoor Air Biofilter into a living space

Click here to register for this free online seminar today!


Dr. Alan Darlington
Founder and Senior Vice-President of I.P. and Development
Nedlaw Living Walls
Dr. Alan Darlington Head ShotAlan Darlington was awarded his PhD investigating the interaction between plants and their physical environment from the University of Guelph. The application of plant based biofilters to the indoor space has been his area of interest and expertise for 20 years.

Since 2004, his companies have installed over 150 biofilters across North America. Alan has received a number of awards for academic and entrepreneurial accomplishments and is the ‘inventor’ of a number of patents.

In 2005, he was named by Outdoor Magazine as one of the 25 top true believers in the environmental movement for his work with plant biofilters. In 2012 he was one of the luminaries featured in the book, The Rise of Living Architecture Commemorative Edition, for his contribution to the development of the living wall industry over the past decade.


Title: The Biofiltration of Indoor Air: Putting nature to work indoors
Date/Time #1: Tuesday February, 11, 2014, 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET
Date/Time #2: Wednesday February, 12, 2014, 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Duration: 45 minutes plus live Q&A (on each date)

Click here to register for this free online seminar today! If you have any questions about this event, please email Jasmine Vesque.

On the Air with Nedlaw Living Walls

Dr. Darlington will be on the 570 News radioshow, “Ask the Experts”, on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm. Dr. Darlington will be joining the show’s host, Dave Callander, for a discussion on how Living Walls can improve your indoor living environment.

Dr. Darlington will explain how our hydroponic living walls can transform a cold vertical surface into a relaxing and re-energizing focus for your building. He will also discuss other health benefits such as cleaner air, which is great for all of us, since we spend 90% of our time indoors. The show also takes calls from listeners, so you are encouraged to call in with your questions.

570 News is the Waterloo, Ontario region’s only local news and information radio station. We hope you will tune in to 570 A.M on June 15 at 1:00 pm for the show. We will also post a link to the podcast after the show.

Dr. Darlington speaking at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference

Join Dr. Darlington at Discovery, an annual conference and trade show put on by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Discovery is described as Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization. “Each year, Discovery brings together the best and brightest in industry, academia, investors and entrepreneurs to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research,” said Dr. Tom Corr, president and CEO of OCE. The conference is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, May 27-28, 2013.

Innovations in Agri-Food

Dr. Darlington will be participating in the panel discussion, “Innovations in Agri-Food” on May 28, 2013 at 9am.

Ontario’s agri-food system is high tech, highly complex and internationally competitive with record high exports to markets including the U.S., Asia and Europe. The panel will explore the ongoing challenges and opportunities related to changing consumer demands, climate change and globalization and how new methods and technologies like biotechnology and bio-based products are fuelling market growth and employment while ensuring food security.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Gord Surgeoner, President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies.

Joining Dr. Darlington, will be the following panellists:

  • Dr. Alan Scott, Project Scientist, COM DEV Inc.
  • Dr. John Kelly, Vice President, Erie Innovations and Commercialization, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association
  • Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

How Register

Register for Discovery online. Use promo code OCE10 when registering and get 10% off. We hope to see you there.

Event Details

Time: 9am-10am

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, IBM Theatre



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