Interiorscape Your Office

the benefits of using potted plants

Beautifying an interior space by adding plants is the number one reason people choose to interiorscape. But did you know that interiorscaping with office potted plants offers other benefits besides an improved appearance?

It’s true!

Using potted plants in the home or office is an efficient and low-cost way to improve indoor air quality. Plants filter air and remove airborne pollutants emitted by carpeting, furniture, even cigarette smoke. Besides these filtering capabilities, interior plants generate and release clean air into the indoor environment. Breathing fresher, cleaner air helps reduce headaches and nausea.

Office potted plants can also help reduce stress, which in turn can help increase productivity in and around the office by boosting mood and idea generation. With people working longer hours and continually worried about job security, this benefit alone makes interiorscaping something every employer should consider. Indoor plants can even help decrease noise levels; another factor that can increase worker output.

When potted plants are used to beautify an interior space, you have much more flexibility in design. In other words, you won’t be locked into one particular look. By moving a few potted plants around you can instantly update any interior space.

Got a brown thumb?

There’s no need to be concerned your “brown thumb” will ruin your plantscape investment, either. If this is an issue, simply contract with a reputable plant service and let someone with a greener thumb care for your office plants.

If you’re unsure whether you can afford to interiorscape, plant rental and plant leasing services are two options that are definitely worth considering. That way you’ll get to enjoy all of these benefits of interiorscaping – plus plenty of others – without worrying about busting your budget.

Green Plants For Green Buildings to Sponsor Panel of Scientific Researchers

global research leaders

By Joe Zazzera, LEED AP, GRP | August, 2011 | topics: Press Release, Research

A panel of global research leaders in the field of indoor plants will convene on Thursday December 1, 2011, to discuss research to date on the effect of plants on indoor environmental quality.

At the 9th Annual Cities Alive Green Roofs For Healthy Cities conference in Philadelphia, these thoughtful, dedicated scientists will discuss research completed to date and make recommendations for future research.

Never before have such important researchers gathered to discuss their work and findings. Not for profit organization, Green Plants For Green Buildings will sponsor the panel discussion. www.GPGB.org

Confirmed panelists are:

Professor Margaret Burchett (BSc, PhD, Dip. Educ.) A plant environmental biologist/toxicologist. Over the last 15 years she has led research at the University of Technology, Sydney in the Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Group, focusing on the uses of potted-plants to reduce urban indoor air pollution, and to promote health and well-being for building occupants.

Dr. Alan Darlington-Adjunct biology professor and research scientist from The University of Guelph-Developer of NedLaw living wall biological filtration system.

Dr. Bodie Pennisi-Research Scientist and Associate Professor at The University of Georgia. Lead researcher of “project carbon”.

Dr. Bill Wolverton, Former NASA Research Scientist- conducted the first known research studies on indoor plants and VOC removal for the space program. Dr. Wolverton is best known for the earliest studies on the benefits of living plants indoors.

The discussion will be moderated by Green Plants for Green Buildings Board members Joe Zazzera and Amanda Culiver.

Registration information can be found at the Green Roofs For Healthy Cities website. www.greenroofs.org