Plants improve the indoor environment and may be useful weapons in the fight against sick building syndrome. Poor air quality, excessive background noise and inadequate temperature and light control are thought to be important factors in sick building syndrome. Because plants have a large surface area and exchange water and gases with their surroundings, they have a unique ability to tackle many environmental problems.

Plants can reduce levels of carbon dioxide. Plants increase relative humidity, and they reduce airborne dust levels, air temperatures and background noise levels. In short, every plant is a miniature air-conditioning and air purification system.

Bringing the outside in will enhance the interior look of most office buildings. Adding plants to the lobby area as well as placement throughout a building will soften the hard edges of concrete, tile and steel making a significant difference in first impressions, and lasting impressions as well as make the building and its occupants healthier. Research has shown that the value of plants in the workplace goes far beyond the purely aesthetic. Plants are actually good for the building and its occupants in a number of subtle ways. Plants are an important element in providing a pleasant, tranquil environment where people can work or relax.

GreatScapes & More has been in the business of creating and maintaining interior and exterior plantings for years. Having deep roots as a part of The Great Big Greenhouse, we know and understand plants, and we understand the needs of our property owners and property managers.

Give us a call, or email us. As a landscape architect, we can consult with you about your vision, and that of your client, creating an appropriate plan.

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