Biophilia is the human need to connect with nature and our plants add more to your space than just a splash of green. They bring a living piece of nature indoors. This doesn't just help with looks but also your bottom line. Here are just some of the benefits that well cared for plants can bring to your office environment.
Research by leading universities, including Washington State and Exeter, has proven that workers who can see greenery from their desks complete work up to 12% faster and are less stressed than those in a 'lean' office environment. A link with natural living plants means happier people with better output and an improved bottom line.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. Every person in your office needs around 5 litres of oxygen a minute, so the more fresh air available to you the better!
Plants release oxygen, and according to NASA, can remove up to 87% of indoor air toxins in just 24 hours, making the air you’re breathing in much healthier.
Planting can be used to create barriers in modern open plan offices. This helps reduce noise by around 5 decibels.
By stopping the distraction of surrounding noise, you enable people to focus on their task, helping them to be more efficient.
The presence of live indoor planting can reduce self-reported sick days. Plants can lower cases of minor respiratory conditions and headaches caused by indoor air pollution. Using biophila - the human need to connect with nature - will also reduce stress and fatigue, lessen absenteeism and therefore lower your company sick leave costs.
Planting can reduce your energy bills. By providing insulation and shade, they regulate temperatures without the need for constant air conditioning and heating. Studies have shown energy costs can be reduced by up to 20% meaning the investment in planting will more than pay for itself.
Want to know more?
We could list so many biophilic and aesthetic reasons to have more planting in your workplace. Our staff know and love their plants so please ask us if you want to know more.
You can also follow the links below for more on research by NASA and leading organisations on the benefits of planting.