Green Walls in Offices: Enhancing Productivity and Well-being

Green Walls in Offices: Enhancing Productivity and Well-being

Green Walls in Offices: Enhancing Productivity and Well-being

Jan 31, 2024 | Living Wall, Living Wall Indoor

 

 

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in office buildings has become an increasingly important topic, considering its direct impact on the well-being and performance of workers.

IAQ encompasses a range of environmental conditions in the workplace, with proper management of thermal conditions, air quality, noise and vibrations control, as well as efficient lighting in workspaces being essential.

Sick Building Syndrome

The majority of office buildings were not primarily designed to enhance the well-being of their occupants.

In many cases, construction costs were a major factor in design and construction decisions, leading to a lack of consideration for indoor air quality, inadequate lighting, poor acoustics, and the absence of natural spaces.

This situation has proven to be a significant waste of human, environmental, and material resources, negatively affecting the health and well-being of occupants.

Things have changed; the construction sector is taking significant steps towards adopting more sustainable practices with strategies and measures to address these challenges.

Buildings are now designed with a philosophy more focused on well-being and seeking increased productivity from workers. Today, we can affirm that the construction sector has given rise to high-performance buildings aimed at improving the occupant experience.

The implementation of solutions addressing air quality, lighting, acoustics, and the integration of natural spaces can have a significant impact on the health and performance of workers.

Continuous Search for Solutions

An imperceptible but concerning issue is indoor air pollution. Recent studies have highlighted the effects of CO2 on cognitive performance and long-term health.

The presence of vegetation in the environment has proven to have beneficial effects on health and well-being.

Green structures are energetically efficient, active, productive, and environmentally responsible.

The implementation of indoor green walls positively influences the improvement of indoor air quality by capturing CO2 and VOCs, and providing relative humidity through evapotranspiration. Moreover, they allow a connection with nature, positively impacting the mental and physical health of individuals.

Plants have the power to reinforce our biophilic needs, inspire us, and make us happier.