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There’s no denying that bringing the outside in can have a positive effect on us. A simple potted plant or vase of flowers can uplift the spirits, so it’s no wonder that businesses are transforming their office spaces into pleasant green environments. Gone are the days when everyone worked in dull, grey offices, now we can find pleasure in our work surroundings, with lush, green natural aspects all around us. For employees, a green office space is certainly more pleasant to spend their time in, but there are some major benefits for business owners too…
Green office workers take less sick days
A recent Harvard study showed a 30% reduction in time taken off sick for those who worked in an office with green certification. Our workplace is where we spend the most of our time, so it makes sense that if it is made a more pleasurable place to be, we’ll feel happier and healthier being there, and that will extend into our home life too. We’ll take that positive mental mindset home with us after a lovely day in the green office. When the office is a pleasant place to be, workers are more likely to want to be there.
A better place to focus
It’s a known fact that being around plant life helps the mind to focus and can also boost your memory. This of course is a great advantage in the workplace. A green office improves productivity and attention levels. Time lost due to staff becoming distracted and disengaged will be reduced in a green office environment.
It helps office relationships
Working closely together with colleagues can often cause conflict. Working in a green environment, close to nature, actually helps to boost cooperation and lowers stress levels. When we’re feeling calm, we’re in a much better position to deal well with others. A green office instils a sense of calm and tranquillity and so that is conveyed to the interpersonal relationships of the staff who work there.
Good for your energy bills, great for the environment
Adding greenery to your officewill improve your air quality and raise the temperature and humidity levels. Add green walls to your office and you may be able to turn your heating down by as much as 10 degrees. That could be a very sizeable saving on your energy bills.
It simply looks amazing
When your office space looks stunning, clients will remember you, and you’ll attract the best candidates for your latest job vacancies. Green walls are a massive talking point, and they’ll put a smile on the face of anyone who visits your premises.
The perfect no maintenance green walls
Of course you want a green office, but you don’t want to have to spend a lot of time on its upkeep. The perfect solution, with striking results in MOSSwall, an innovative indoor vertical garden system that does not require any maintenance. Available in 23 colours and guaranteed for 5 years, this beautiful system is available from EKA, so please get in touch to find out more.