One of the things we do here at Bergen Botanicals is interior landscaping. Basically, wherever plants go, so do we—and with us we bring expert knowledge and a wide variety of interior plant design options. Whether it’s interior design, maintenance, or plant leasing and purchasing, we do it all when it comes to office plants. And we can create unique, fully customized interior landscapes using innovative design options such as living walls and planter portraits. Our goal isn’t to satisfy your expectations—it’s to exceed them. But maybe you’re wondering why plants in your office are important in the first place. We’re here to tell you why.
- Plants offer a means to decrease stress while enhancing productivity by 12%. It is known through the respected research done by Dr. Roger S. Ulrich of Texas A&M University, Helen Russell, Surrey University, England as well as the recent studies conducted by Dr. Virginia Lohr of Washington State University that plants significantly lower workplace stress and enhances productivity. In Dr. Lohr’s study, participants were place in a simulated office environment while common interior plants were placed in visible places. A computer program to test productivity and induce stress was specifically designed for these experiments, which incorporated one hundred symbols and time-measured readings of participants’ reactions. They were presented in the same randomized sequence to each subject. Blood pressure readings recorded while using the program confirmed the program was effective in inducing stress. The results indicated lower blood pressure and increased productivity. (http://www.plantcultureinc.com/whyGreen.html)
- Make rooms more comfortable. The recommended humidity range for human health and comfort is between 30 and 60 percent, but many offices fall short of these figures, especially in the summer and winter months. Low interior humidity can lead to increased fatigue, respiratory discomfort and an overall drop in workplace well-being, however, findings show that when plants were added to a room, the relative humidity rose significantly, but not excessively.
- Interior plants do more than just make your building look great. They also help reduce up to 60 percent of airborne molds and bacteria in the environment. Additionally, they reduce levels of carbon dioxide, benzene, nitrogen dioxide, and other harmful elements from your building’s environment. And don’t forget, studies have shown that interior plants help promote better attitudes and a greater sense of wellbeing among employees and tenants.
Now those are good reasons to go green! Give us a call today so we can help you with your interior landscaping needs!