Case Studies and Research

The Effect of Healthy Workplaces on the Well-being and Productivity of Office Workers

Posted: September 23, 2004 | Case Studies

The Netherlands has a workforce of about 6 million people. More than a third work in offices, mostly eight hours a day, five days a week. For many, this means that the work environment can have a major influence on their health and well-being. 50,000 office buildings, covering an approximate total of 40 million square metres, also have a considerable environmental impact, not only while under construction (building waste, use of resources and materials), but also in use (consumption of fossil fuels and water, generation of waste), and, in all likelihood, during demolition or reuse as well!

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Interior Plants in Offices Are Vital to Human Comfort & Health

Posted: May 13, 2004 | Case Studies

RESTON, VA--Interior plants are vital to maintaining the approved human comfort range for relative humidity in offices. A study conducted by Washington State University determined that when plants were placed in offices, the relative humidity increased significantly and actually stabilized at the recommended range of 30 to 60 percent.

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Office foliage for feel good factor

Posted: April 22, 2004 | Case Studies

(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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The Garden Secret

Posted: April 20, 2004 | Case Studies

Throughout hotels in Europe and Asia, and especially in countries like Holland and Japan, indoor landscaping is as common as tulips and chopsticks, because the cultural and social relevance is embedded in their way of life.

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Greenery inspires creativity, problem-solving at work

Posted: January 23, 2004 | Case Studies

Having a few green companions in the office can turn workers as sluggish as vegetables into more productive beings, a new survey by Texas A&M University shows. In “The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity,” behavioral scientists in the university’s Center for Health Systems and Design found that men who work among live plants and flowers generate 15 percent more ideas, and women generate more creative, flexible solutions to problems.

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