Office Wall Gardens Boost Employee Productivity
If you’re one of the millions with a 9 to 5 office job, chances are you spend the majority of your day in an office, closed off from the real world and focused on the artificial light of a screen.
“The strain from staring [at a computer screen] over long periods of time can cause harm to your vision, though many effects are temporary. Beyond that, you can also experience headaches and migraines,” says Business Insider.
When you have a small office, it’s important to introduce an element of the outside world. It will improve employee health and lift company spirits. It also helps employees deal with the effects of unnatural light in cramped office spaces.
5 Advantages of Vertical Office Wall Gardens
Fit Any Office Space
According to GrowUp GreenWalls, and industry leader in vertical gardens, one of the biggest advantages of choosing a modular vertical garden system is that it can be built into any space, no matter the size, and doesn’t require any tricky installations or renovations. And, if your office is already small, it allows you to introduce the greenery and live plants you want without overcrowding your space or needing to do a major staff reshuffle.
A vertical garden not only takes up less space than a traditional garden, it also reduces water usage by up to 80%! With green offices becoming all the rage, social responsibility and being water-wise is something most businesses are conscious of. Plus, installing a vertical garden system could potentially earn you Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits, as it can act as a form of insulation, increasing the energy efficiency in your office.
Reduce Office Noise
Working in close quarters with your team, it’s essential to be aware of noise. “A 2014 study by Steelcase and Ipsos found that workers lost as much as 86 minutes per day due to noise distractions,” says Harvard Business Review (HBR). It’s been proven that plants absorb sound, and as HBR explains, “Similar to planting trees along a loud highway, plants boast sound absorbing capabilities that can work just as effectively in an indoor environment as an outdoor setting.”
Improve Office Aesthetics
Bringing beauty into an office helps liven up your space and gives people a sense of happiness. Says The Productivity Report, “Having a workspace that makes you happy probably seems like common sense, but it’s the kind of thing many of us simply forget to spend time cultivating.” Your office is also the face of your business, installing office wall gardens will help make your space both attractive and welcoming.
Healthier Office Environment
Did you know that the air inside a building can be up to 100 times dirtier than outside?
According to Business Insider, “you’re exposed to a variety of unhealthy gases and chemicals” inside your office building. Carbon dioxide munching plants help circulate oxygen and produce cleaner air, and because these plants are indoors, they’re not tainted by outdoor pollution and dust. With a vertical garden, you can have more plants in a smaller space, which means you’re getting more clean air, ensuring your staff and visitors are healthier and happier.
Whether your goal is to make your office more inviting, healthier, or more environmentally friendly, a vertical garden is a perfect accessory for any office.
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