Our Mission: To Grow Fresh Air
In the 90s, NASA research scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton led five studies that conclusively proved that plants are capable of removing volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, from the air. VOCs consist of a variety of chemicals produced by everyday household items like paint, glues and cleaning supplies that can cause short- and long-term adverse health effects. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that VOC levels can be up to ten times higher indoors than out.
GreenSpacers is a green technology company dedicated to growing fresh air through the production and installation of soil-free plants. Headquartered in Columbia MD, GreenSpacers began marketing hydroculture plants to local commercial companies throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. In July 2011, the company was one of 15 awarded a technology product grant approved by the MTECH Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program in partnership with the University of Maryland.
Product Development Grant
GreenSpacers has teamed up with Dr. Thomas Handwerker, Professor, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore to test the company’s soil-less plant growing systems. The research hypothesis is to prove hydroculture plants remove targeted volatile organic compounds, do not harbor microbes, and do not release bio-aerosols. This innovative research will allow live plants to be placed in hospitals and clinics.