11 12, 2017

The world’s first trial to capture fine dust in public spaces

2017-12-11T15:09:34+00:00 Categories: Projects|Tags: , |

During the next three months, in the center of Eindhoven, a trial is taking place to remove fine dust and soot from the urban air via parking garage ventilation and replace it with clean air released into the city. This will substantially improve the city’s air quality. Never before has there been such scientific research on large-scale urban [...]

24 04, 2017

Clean air at the Philadelphia Flower Show

2017-05-18T08:30:41+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: , |

From the 11th until 19th of March, the 188th edition of the Philadelphia Flower Show took place in the United States. The theme of this year’s flower show in the Pennsylvania Convention Center was: ‘Holland: Flowering the World’. Over 245,000 visitors came to admire the Dutch innovations in the field of greenery and [...]

5 04, 2017

Rob Vervoort wins REHVA Student Competition 2017

2017-04-05T14:02:36+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: |

Fantastic news! Yesterday afternoon we received news from London that Rob Vervoort won the REHVA Student Competition 2017 with his presentation about 'Lungs of the City Eindhoven'. Last February, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) student Rob Vervoort participated in the Dutch Nominee Competition held in Rotterdam. This first selection for the REHVA [...]

10 03, 2017

Rob Vervoort joins REHVA Student Competition in London with ‘Lungs of the City’

2017-05-29T12:58:07+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: |

Great news! In early April, Rob Vervoort, a student at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), will give a presentation about Lungs of the City Eindhoven in London, as part of REHVA Student Competition. This annual international competition for research projects encourages students to [...]

1 02, 2017

‘Lungs of the City’ receives international attention

2017-02-13T10:19:09+00:00 Categories: Media, Projects|Tags: , , , |

In the autumn of 2016, we launched the project ‘Lungs of the City’: Air purification in car parks to improve the air quality in the adjacent streets. Various Dutch media have written about this extraordinary project. Last week, ‘Lungs of the City’ received international attention. Together with the Technical University of Eindhoven [...]

19 01, 2017

ENS participates in the International Green Week 2017

2017-01-19T16:08:41+00:00 Categories: News|Tags: |

From January 20th until January 29th the 82th edition of the International Green Week will take place in Berlin. With 1,650 exhibitors from 66 countries and over 400,000 visitors, the Green Week is the world’s largest exhibition for agriculture, horticulture and food. Present again this year is the Holland Pavilion, which is [...]

9 01, 2017

Increased risk of dementia when living near busy roads

2017-01-19T16:08:54+00:00 Categories: Research|Tags: , |

Last week, two scientific studies were published in the scientific journal The Lancet on the health effects of living near busy roads. One of these studies establishes a direct link between the traffic-related exposure to air pollution and an increased risk of dementia. Researchers examined the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease and [...]

27 10, 2016

Air purification in parking garages reduces particulate matter by up to half in Eindhoven

2016-12-20T09:27:37+00:00 Categories: Projects|Tags: , , |

Eliminating particulate matter from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven can result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50%. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) came to this conclusion on the basis ... [read more]

15 09, 2016

The cost of air pollution

2017-01-13T11:37:51+00:00 Categories: Research|Tags: |

On September 8, the World Bank issued a report on the social and economic consequences of air pollution: ‘The Cost of Air Pollution - Strengthening the Economic Case for Action’. The percentage of the world population that lives in areas that exceed the Air Quality Guideline of the World Health Organization (WHO) rose to [...]