Greenery Inside Gets Green Star Tick
The effects plants have when incorporated into an interior design concept are no secret. A German study found that adding greenery into an office or education-focused space has the ability to reduce stress and enhance productivity.
Information from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) also cites a Washington State University study that found these increases in productivity could be as much as 12 per cent.
Indoor plants also have the ability to get us thinking green, just one more in a growing list of reasons the GBCA is rewarding plant incorporation in interior design projects under their Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 rating system.
Within this specific system, plants can significantly improve the overall Green Star rating of an office fitout. The GBCA states that plants must, however, be selected based on their propensity for indoor environments, with a ‘horticultural maintenance plan’ put in place to ensure the health and well-being of the plants are maintained. In doing, so the benefits to those who enter the space can be maximised....