Vertical gardens can dramatically transform your office area. They add a feeling of natural style amidst all the metal frames and glass doors. A vertical garden enhances the design and promotes an overall sense of wellbeing.
These stunning indoor designs provide more than just natural beauty; they also add many positive effects to your office:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Increased oxygen levels
- Improved wellbeing of employees
- Increased productivity and performance
- Reduced sick building syndrome
- Lower stress and negativity
- Reduced noise
- Improved business image
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are impurities that are emitted from most synthetic products around us. Office furniture, computers, photocopiers, flooring, carpets and other furnishings all release benzene and formaldehyde. These compounds have a significant impact on our overall health and contribute to a variety of ailments including headaches, lowered immunity, flu-like symptoms and loss of concentration.
Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) conducted studies to determine how effective indoor plants are at reducing the levels of VOCs, CO2 and CO in office buildings. The study concluded that the potting mix microorganisms are responsible for the largest removal of VOCs. The plant contributes to the process by nourishing its root-zone microbial community, but the soil nutrients are a key factor in the process.
Furthermore, these vertical gardens have not only been acclaimed for their aesthetic appeal and significant health benefits, but also for the key subliminal messages they convey about the office. A recent survey confirmed that when prospective clients visit an office building, the presence of plants alludes to many positive characteristics about the company and its employees. Plants give the perception that the company is trustworthy, welcoming, stable and well managed. The survey also said that prospective clients were more likely to conduct business in these office spaces as it made them feel comfortable and relaxed.
Vertical gardens also fulfil 75% of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) criteria, making them a very beneficial décor accessory to any office building.