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The benefits of plants
You don’t have to be anenvironmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig alittle deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover that the benefits ofinterior landscaping go far beyond the aesthetic.
Recent research tells us thatinterior plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of subtle ways.Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquilenvironment in which to move, work or relax.
Plantshelp reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being
Most of us know instinctively thatbeing close to greenery makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings. Weexperience less stress when there are plants around us. Buildings are quieterand more relaxed but, at the same time, more stimulating and interesting. Asubstantial body of academic research, has shown conclusively that interiorlandscaping has dramatic effects on the wellbeing of building occupants.
People in offices are moreproductive, take fewer sick days, make fewer mistakes. And they are happierwhen interior landscaping enhances their environment.
Patients in hospitals benefit greatly from being more in touch with nature.There is even evidence showing students perform better in improved learningenvironments.
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Plantshelp improve air quality
There is general agreement amongstscientists that plants improve the indoor environment and are useful infighting the modern phenomenon of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
No specific cause of SBS has beenidentified but poor air quality, excessive background noise and inadequatecontrol of light and humidity are all thought to be important factors.
Because plants have large surface areas and exchange gases and water with theirsurroundings, plants can help tackle some of these issues.
Particular benefits of interiorplants include:Reducing carbon dioxide levelsIncreasing humidityReducing levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxideReducing airborne dust levelsKeeping air temperatures down
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Plantshelp lower background noise
Plants have long been used to reducenoise from busy roads. More recently, research has shown another benefit:interior plants can help to reduce background noise levels inside buildings,too.
Our own studies indicate that plantsand their leaves absorb, diffract or reflect background noise, thereby makingthe environment more comfortable for the occupants.
With our support, Peter Costa, a postgraduate student at South Bank University,London, found that certain plants are particularly good at absorbing highfrequencies.
Plants absorb sound best inacoustically live spaces, such as those that feature hard surfaces. Learn moreabout the benefits of interior landscaping.
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