Office Plants

Essential to ensuring quality air in an office!

“Design is not just about what it looks like and feels like, it’s about how it works.” ~ Steve Jobs

Indoor plants have the proven ability to filter the air and thereby reduce the presence of potentially dangerous volatile organic compounds or VOC’s. The need to include indoor plants as an integral feature in the design of the modern sealed work environment is no longer an option – this is supported by an extensive study undertaken by Dr B. C. Wolverton and a team of NASA researchers.

The primary objective of the NASA team was to determine the benefits that could be derived from indoor plants in a typical enclosed space environment. They found that in addition to plants being producers of oxygen, plants were able to remove up to 87 percent of VOC’s.

VOC’s are emitted as vapour from a variety of sources including paints, varnishes, furniture, air fresheners and cleaning materials. Climate controlled or sealed buildings trap these emissions inside. One common VOC is formaldehyde - the US Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) report that this is commonly used as a preservative and in the production of adhesives. The NASA report refers to the ability of plants to successfully filter this, and other omnipresent toxins such as benzene and trichloroethylene, from the air.

The importance of the wellbeing of one’s workforce and the benefits of creating a psychologically comfortable and pleasing work environment might perhaps be obvious. Now that we have unequivocal evidence that indoor plants help reduce the toxicity levels in a modern office environment, it would be wise to incorporate plants as an integral feature of any interior design.

The recommendation of NASA is to use approximately 15 good-sized plants per 150 square meters. A professional interior landscaper will be able to contribute significantly to the selection of plants, containers and accessories. The strategic use of these materials together with the correct lighting will ensure a practical layout and aesthetically pleasing ambiance in the workplace.

Including a touch of nature to an otherwise artificial work environment has many benefits. In marketing 101, we learn that first impressions are important – the presence of indoor plants will undoubtedly enhance the appeal of a modern office. In addition to these obvious benefits, the studies now suggest that the inclusion of indoor plants is now a prerequisite when planning an efficient and healthy office environment.

Courtesy: Interior Plantscapers Association

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We understand how to make your green strategy work for you. Actively showing your commitment to a greener future will impress consciously and subconsciously on your customers. 

Integrating plants, silks and canvases into your exhibition space will not only add the obvious aesthetic pleasure but will also improve your chances of drawing potential customers’ closer and encourage your current customers to linger. Research shows that this encourages customer retention, and increases sales opportunities. The bottom line is that going green provides a great return on your investment.

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Why use plants at your event?

  •  Create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Add beauty and balance
  • Contribute to a healthy and productive environment
  • Plants clean and improve the quality of the air
  • Make a “green” statement – it is planet friendly!
  • People linger in beautiful environments

Add interest to your exhibition by using plants in pots to create a look that reflects your identity. Hip and happening, or cool and classical ... choose from a wide variety of pots in different colours and styles to match your brand. Plants and pots create flow and visual symmetry.

Bring colour to your space with silk flowers. Playful, elegant, sophisticated or pretty. Choose from a range of silk arrangements to update the look in your key display areas and tables.

Set a theme for your event with a series of canvases. We give you a choice from thousands of photographs to make a selection just right for your event.

Make a statement at your next product launch or corporate occasion. Bidvest Execuflora provide a full exhibition rental service to ensure that the green aspects of your stand are delivered on time and in perfect condition.