Building for Your Business
Consider green building for your business. The
market for buildings that incorporate alternative
energy and conservation techniques will increase.
Respond to Green Demand
Going green no longer means
geodesic domes or strange-looking houses, owned by
staunch environmentalists. Green has become more
and more mainstream over the past several decades,
until a sizable number of new homes contain at
least some green features.
Green Building Demand
Connect to Nature Indoors with Green Plants
Houseplants are natural air filters, and can
remove up to 70 percent of indoor air pollutants.
Plants such as English Ivy, scheffleras, spider
plants, and philodendrons absorb large also
quantities of formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and
benzene. The most effective plants at removing air
pollution are spider plants, pot mums, snake
plants, and aloe vera. They're so effective, in
fact, that environmental scientists recommend one
plant per 100 square feet in your home and office.
Houseplants can be soothing because of their
visual impact. Besides being naturally appealing,
interior plants can make you feel cooler on hot
days, especially when they move softly in the
breeze from a ceiling fan.
Recent Research about Stress Relief with Plants
Psychology in your office increases both happiness
and productivity. See
Design Psychology Tips for Your Office.
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