As we all know plants are amazing, but why do we need them in an office space? well not only to improve air quality by cleaning the air and improving your health. There are also many other benefits that plants provide to an office space.



Having plants in your office can help reduce stress. In a study done by Helen Russell at Surrey University she noticed the difference between the participants taking a difficult test in a heavy plant room and in a non-plant room. She studied the differences between their skin conductivity, heart rate and blood pressure. The participants in the heavy plant room seemed to have recovered from the stress easier and the skin conductivity showed the greatest difference between the group exposed to office plants and those who took the test plant-free.



Did you know that plants also increase productivity? well its true in another study published in the “Journal of Environmental Horticulture,” researchers from Washington State University reported that live interior plants helped workers complete tasks with more focus and efficiency. The study asked workers to complete a simple task on a computer in a room with plants and compared their performance with workers who completed the same task in the same room without plants. They noticed that productivity increased by 12% in the presence of plants and 10% of the participants also noticed that they felt more attentive after the task than those tested without plants.



Not only do plants do all of these amazing things they also provide a general warmth and comfort to a room. 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. In another study done by Washington State University Findings show that when plants were added to a room, the relative humidity rose significantly, but not too much. Humidity without plants averaged 25 percent, and with plants it averaged 30 percent – bringing the room into the ideal comfort range.




We hope this post helps you in your decision about office plants and teaches you about all the benefits of having plants in your office such as air quality improvement, stress reduction, and an increase in productivity. If you want to have a design/walkthrough set up for some plants in your office please feel free to contact us on at http://www.environmental-designs.com

use plants to bring life - Douglas Wilson