Plants in the office can lower O&M costs.
Studies indicate that plants release moisture in office environments, creating a humidity level matching the human comfort range of 30% to 60%. When office air humidity falls below this range, materials such as wood become cracked. When office air humidity exceeds this range, condensation on windows and exterior walls can cause structural damage. By keeping office air humidity levels within the proper comfort range, interior plants can help avoid costly repairs.
Office Plants can increase workplace productivity.
Interior plants are more than office decorations. In fact, it has been proven through scientific studies that office plants can decrease employee stress levels while raising productivity levels by as much as 12%.
Office plants can reduce sick leave expenses.
Sick Building Syndrome is a serious and expensive liability when common microorganisms and toxins become concentrated within sealed office buildings. Scientific data confirms that sealed office buildings are often 10 times more polluted than the air outside. Research shows that plant-filled rooms contain 50% to 60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria than rooms without plants. Adding plants reduces expenses incurred from employee sick days.
Indoor Landscapes Provide Economic Benefits.
The advantages of a professionally installed and maintained landscape go beyond “curb appeal” and head straight for the bottom line. A well-designed landscape invites customers in the door producing higher occupancy rates, increased rentals and lower vacancies. Also, the proper selection and placement of plant material can lower heating and cooling costs by as much as 20% while creating a healthier environment.