Research & Development

We help design the next generation of healthy and sustainable office buildings.

Pflanzenforschung
Research Background

Capitalizing on the advantages of natural plants and emerging IoT technologies (smart sensors, real-time database, and advanced data analytics), we provide IoT-based indoor greenery solutions as part of adaptation strategies to meet (and possibly exceed) the “new world” workplace standards of health and sustainability. In particular, our technology enables monitoring, analyzing, and controlling data-driven healthcare and sustainability measures to promote the quality of work environment as well as enhancing the operational efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.

Dr. Erfan Haghighi, R&D Manager at Oxygen at Work

 
Research Content

Current Research Topics

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Health
  • Natural increase of air humidity

  • Degradation of pollutants by plants

  • Office air quality monitoring

Sustainability
  • Plants as an integral part of ventilation systems

  • Natural substitution of humidifiers

  • Algorithm to calculate ideal plant concepts

Design
  • Increase of mental health through biophilic design

Productivity
  • Increase in performance due to high oxygen concentration
     

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Note for master’s students: Are you interested in a collaborative research for your Master's project/thesis? We are offering a number of topics around "Buildings Energy and Health". More information can be found here.

Further Partners

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Research Collaborations

Current Research Projects

EMPA NEST

"NEST offers us the unique opportunity to validate our innovations and further develop our ideas."

Manuel Winter, CEO at Oxygen at Work