Green Green Grass of Work

A little bit of green can go a long way, and we’re not talking about money. Plants in the workplace have been proven to improve employee productivity and reduce stress. […]

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Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals

This paper selectively reviews scientific research on the influences of gardens and plants in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The discussion concentrates mainly on health-related benefits that patients realize by simply looking at gardens and plants, or in other ways passively experiencing healthcare surroundings where plants are prominent. […]

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Plants at Work: Improving Asset Performance

No longer just a pretty face, plants are hard at work in offices throughout America. Until recently, we lacked the research necessary to investigate and quantify the economics between plants, employees and bottom-line corporate America. […]

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Use Interior Landscaping to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Most office building owners and managers know the value of landscaping outside of their buildings. But many don’t know that landscaping the inside of their buildings is just as valuable. Interior landscaping gives tenants and visitors a good first impression of your building and sets your building apart from lesser-quality buildings, says Michael Laney, senior […]

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IMPACT OF WORKPLACE PLANTS ON: Perception and use of planted space.

Interior planting has become increasingly popular in the working environment during the last 30 years, and its presence is believed to have psychological and physiological benefits. There are many claims in the literature that have not been substantiated by research. My thesis, titled Human Responses to Interior Planting, set out to establish why people need […]

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No, Green Buildings Can’t be Denied

Biophilic design is taking the commercial building interior design world by storm and it’s a trend that’s here to stay. It revolves around bringing nature indoors to calm and inspire building inhabitants and visitors. On the surface, it may seem simple, idealistic or a fad to appease today’s workforce. However, that couldn’t be further from […]

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Office foliage for feel good factor

(CNN) — Watering your Peace Lily and talking to your Dwarf Date Palm could improve your office life. Putting plants in the workplace could be one way to celebrate Earth Day, but research shows that it may also promote staff well being […]

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