Make Your Office More Attractive and Inviting
Interior plants help create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that your customers and employees will equally appreciate. Whether you have existing plants that need a little tender loving care or a brand new office that needs that extra touch of green, we can help. Image and brand consistency are important aspects of every company; Big or small. Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Let us help you create a memorable one! Contact us today for unique office décor with professional interior plantscaping services.
Sick Building Syndrome & Employee Health
The Environmental Protection Agency rates indoor air pollution among the world’s top environmental health risks, since most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Air conditioning, improved insulation, and energy-saving all reduce air exchange in buildings, so we breathe the same recycled air. Because most offices are virtually hermetically sealed the construction materials used and common cleaning materials can produce harmful substances that are trapped inside the building. These all contribute to the well recognized “sick building syndrome.” Polluted indoor air, contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are a major cause of headaches, nausea, sore and itchy eyes, loss of concentration and other “sick building” symptoms. Sick Building Syndrome develops into a serious and expensive liability when toxins found in fibers (carpet, fabric, wall coverings) and solvents (wallboard, paints, varnishes, furniture) become concentrated inside sealed office buildings. The result is a notable increase in employee illness.
As well as purifying the air we breathe the presence of indoor plants have also been shown to have many other beneficial effects on our health and well-being. Plants can help clean contaminated air in two ways:
- They absorb pollutants into their leaves and transmit the toxins to their roots, where they are transformed into a source of food for the plant.
- Plants emit water vapors that create a pumping action to pull dirty air down around the roots, where it is once again converted into food for the plant.
A two-year study conducted by Tove Fjeld, a professor at the Agricultural University, Oslo, Norway found the following reductions in ailments in an office after plants were introduced:
- Ailment Reduction
- Fatigue 20%
- Headache 45%
- Sore/dry throat 30%
- Cough 40%
- Dry facial skin 25%
Absorb. Diffract. Reflect.
It’s been well documented that plants and trees absorb, diffract and reflect sound. To what degree depends on the size and construction of the room; the size, shape and type of plant; the container, and the location of the plant. A study conducted by Professor Gary Evans and his colleague, Dana Johnson, a former graduate student of Cornell University, found that even low-level noise in open plan offices can lead to higher levels of stress and disruption amongst employees. The study looked at 40 women who were assigned a position in either a quiet office or an office with low-level noise for exactly 3 hours. The results showed that employees in noisier environments were less likely to attempt unsolvable puzzles than those in a less distracting environment.
(Resource: Stress and Open-office Noise, by Evans, Gary W.; Johnson, Dana,Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol 85(5), Oct 2000, 779-783.)
Hire Your Office Plants: Leasing Plans Available
Purchase all of your new plants and containers or finance them over a period of time for a lower initial investment.
Commercial Plant Services Includes:
- Model Homes
“I just wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the professional and courteous service we receive from your company! It is so nice to have someone come in and care for our greenery, in such a loving and professional way. Your team has saved us a lot of money in replacement plants by being able to spot the beginning stages of a problem, and with that diagnosis provide a solution so that we can maximize the life of our plants. Our plants are always well watered, cleaned, and healthy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
— Maureen Erro, Community Director,
UDR, Pacific Shores, Huntington Beach, CA