Gallery: Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains


Japanese firm Kyocera is known for impressive eco-friendly innovations and endeavors, ranging from the development of a flexible OLED cell phone to the installation of Japan’s largest solar farm — but when it comes to their own offices, they turned to the beautifully lo-fi solution of growing edible green curtains along exterior walls. As the curtains produce vegetables for use in the company’s cafeteria, they also keep the buildings cool, reduce energy consumption, mitigate carbon emissions and provide a calming, shaded view for those working inside.

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