The Big Green Office Design Trend That Will Make Your Workers More Productive – Living Architecture Monitor magazine

Posted: December 2, 2019 at 1:44 am

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Office greenery once implied low-maintenance Swiss cheese plants with dusty leaves. But todays workspaces feature vertical living walls, salad, herbs, even rooftop forests.

Workspace company Second Home has recently unveiled a new co-working space in Hollywood, which incorporates LAs densest urban forest, boasting a lush 50,000 square foot garden filled with 6,500 trees and plants and 700 tons of soil and vegetation.

And architecture firm Sheppard Robson and hotel developer Dominvs Group have submitted planning permission for a pollution-absorbing green wall featuring 400,000 plants to be the faade of a new London hotel with co-working space. If given the green light, it will be one of the worlds largest living walls, with an estimated capacity to absorb more than eight tons of air pollution every year.

Plants, being natural air purifiers, can improve health, productivity and concentration. While air pollution is a hot topic, many forget that in poorly ventilated buildings, indoor pollution levelscaused by things like cleaning products, building materials, carpets, paint, mold and petscan be even worse than outside.

According to the EPA, the immediate effects of being exposed to indoor pollutants can include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue while other health effects may show up years later, including some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.

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