Our Living Green Wall
You don't have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you'll discover the facts - the benefits of indoor plants go far beyond the aesthetic.
Research has shown that indoor plants significantly improve a whole range of aspects of our indoor environment. The benefits cover a spectrum from physically cleaner air to direct beneficial effects on psychological health, task performance, illness reduction and productivity.
The Green Temple has a 18m2 a plant wall with Green Art Solutions own unique façade system. It has an automatic irrigation system, so the plants always have the ideal amount of water and nutrients. The wall is additionally equipped with natural daylights, so all plants grow well, even in darker places.
Plants clean indoor air of toxins
Many people are unaware that indoor air pollution is typically worse than outdoor air pollution. In fact, indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. In a typical office building you find yourself surrounded with synthetic materials and chemicals which often results into the "Sick Building Syndrome".
Here are some of the most common culprits responsible for indoor air pollution:
- Formaldehyde: This chemical is commonly found in carpets, glue, paint and building materials.
- Benzene: Plastics, pesticides, cleaning products and synthetic fibers can all harbor benzene.
This toxin can be found in cleaning products, adhesives, rug cleaning solution and printing fluid.
Fortunately, there is a remedy for poor indoor air quality: PLANTS!
Plants reduce all types of urban air pollution and clean the air from VOC (volatile organic compounds), which are particles that float through the air and can be toxic. Our plant wall reduces VOC and CO2 with a 100% and replaces it with O2 (oxygen). That means no afternoon dip and always enough oxygen!
Some of the benefits of lower VOC levels:
- 45% reduction of headaches
- 32% less complaints of tiredness
- 37% reduction of dry throats
- 69% feels generally better
- Rooms where perceived as bigger
Plants increase creativity
Creative ideas are sometimes hard to come by, especially when cooped up in an office all day. Fear no more, indoor plants, trees, and flowers, are here to save the day!
In a study of an office setting 15% more ideas where generated in rooms with plants opposed to rooms without or just with abstract sculptures.
The color green is usually associated with productivity, creativity and action. Being surrounded by natural green plants enables employees and co-workers to think more freely and enables them to feel like their surroundings are more than just the same old, stale, office they sit in every day from nine to five.
Instead, they will feel like the environment is completely new, more inviting, and open for creative thinking.
The impact of indoor plants on creativity is significant.
In the workplace environment plants improve idea generation, creative performance and problem solving.
Boosting creativity is an important factor for success and we can leverage creativity with our indoor plant wall to start the creative train in your meeting, training or event!
Plants increase concentration,motivation, productivity and mood
Plants provide support and relaxation by providing a feeling of comfort, more confidence, more work enjoyment and lower stress levels.
The calming influence of nature
Studies show that tasks performed while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy (+12%), yielding a higher quality result. Moreover, enriching the environment with plants can lead to productivity improvements of over 15%, improve memory performance and attention span by 23%.
With plants negative emotions can hugely be reduced:
- Anger -44%
- Depression -58%
- Fatigue -38%
- Confusion -30%
- Overall negativity -65%
- Overall stress -50%
- Anxiety -37%