Case Studies and Research
Posted: September 19, 2005 | Case Studies
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 or want to have interior planting in their present-day buildings and to determine the possible psychological benefits to people of plants inside buildings.
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!
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.
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.
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.