The Kyocera Group in Japan has taken to a multipurpose green initiative.

Climbing plants (morning glory and goya) are the newest addition to the offices of the Kyocera Group in Japan; providing the trifecta purpose of lowering energy costs, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and providing produce to their workers.

With a full outline on the company’s website on how to build your own, workers have become inspired to create these unusual edible curtains at home if not for the astonishing facts: one square meter absorbs 3.5 kilograms of carbons dioxide and can reduce the temperature by up to 15 degrees.  A practice running at the firm since 2007, this method of ‘greening’ has also created a harvest of vegetables visible on the menu at the employee cafeteria.

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