"Green" Qualities of Interior/Office Plants Offer Multitude of Benefits

While "building Green" is the buzzword in today's residential and commercial development, interior or office plants are actually one of the easiest, most cost effective, health enhancing, environmentally beneficial and stylish ways for your business or office to go "Green".

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Did you know?

  • Office plants naturally clean airborne
    pollutants from a building improving indoor
    air quality.
  • Better office air quality has been shown to boost productivity by improving employee health and reducing absenteeism by 14%. Over 40% of all sick days are related to poor air quality and office plants are shown to reduce fatigue by 20%, headaches by 45%, sore/dry throats by 30% and coughs by 40%.
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  • The productivity that comes from fewer sick days is further enhanced by better overall work performance. Studies have shown that employees may work 7 to 12% faster and spend 15% more time focused on their primary task when they are in an environment with office plants.
  • Green gathering places like plazas or lobbies as well as office plants have also been shown to reduce stress and foster more happiness and creativity in both human interactions and problem solving, leading to greater workplace satisfaction.

What Does This Mean for Business?

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Investing in office plants is smart for your business' bottom line.

1 plant per 100 sq. ft. = 334% R.O.I. (Return on Investment)

With all the noted benefits to building environments, as well employee health, well being and performance, the minimal cost of one office plant per employee is offset by the bump in productivity from reduced absenteeism leading to a 334% return on investment. That's good business!

Even our Maintenance has "Gone Green"

At The Foliage Group, we've modified our watering and maintenance schedule from once a week to every 10 days. This means we're putting fewer cars on the road and using less gas which is good for the world’s environment, while still ensuring the optimal health of your plants and office environment.

Study information courtesy of Green Plants for Green Buildings. Detailed information can be found at www.gpgb.org.