Indoor plants from Ambius are a practical, fresh and eco-friendly way to facilitate noise absorption in busy offices.
“To start with, workplaces should consider the use of plant screens and plants grouped together as barrier arrangements to help reduce the noise. The tops of filing cabinets can also be used to place plants. Small bushy plants in narrow troughs take up little space, but they can still be beneficial to help reduce noise,” suggests Ray Borg, Ambius Asia Pacific Regional Director.
Research from the US, the Netherlands and the UK also shows indoor plants in the office aid in reducing stress, lowering sickness absence, increasing productivity and improving well-being, particularly in office environments where people are using computers.
A study at Surrey University in the UK showed that not only were stress levels lower in a planted office, it was also reported that where the task was less complex, the soothing effects of plants may be even more noticeable.
Borg backs this up by saying, “Offices that use screen plants instead of office partitions tell us that aside from helping to reduce noise, they have a number of other psychological benefits – helping to reduce stress and improve the well being of office workers.”
Ambius not only install but also service indoor plantings to ensure healthy and well maintained displays because they know that indoor plants do not just look good, they are good for the well-being of the company environment and its employees.