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LIVING WALLS HELP ATTRACT
AND RETAIN TALENT

creativity and productivity (Kellert and
Wilson, 1993; Lohr, 2010).
Additionally, a major benefit of living
green walls is the effect on health. Walls
offer psychological benefits, and the
calming colors of a vertical garden can
reduce stress on an individual level, with
obvious positives from an organizational
perspective. Plants in living walls also
remove toxins from the air to improve
workplace wellbeing. Research has found
that indoor plants can clean the air of
pollutants such as formaldehyde, carbon
monoxide, ozone, toluene, and benzene,
and can reduce particulate matter (dust)
by as much as 20 per cent in a room
(Lohr, 2010). Fewer colds and headaches
might result in fewer sick days, and could
enable greater efficiency as the slowing
effects of poor health are mitigated.
Clearly, the overall effect of biophilic
design can influence healthier, happier,
and more productive employees to stay
with a company.

BUILD A LIVING WALL FOR EMPLOYERS TO ENERGIZE WORKERS AND RETAIN TALENT

Office architecture and design earns a reputation for drab repetition, and even sleek new
offices are in danger of seeming sterile. Biophilic design and corporate branding may
seem at odds at first, but Millennial fondness for flora means that both can help hire
young professionals and keep them healthy and productive. Living walls provide architects and interior designers with a canvas for creating living art that helps people breathe
better and even boosts their productivity. When designing a space to advance the objectives of a corporate client, living green walls are a biophilic and sustainable option with
the flexibility to meet the specific demands of any indoor space or corporate imagination.

FIND OUT MORE

NGS 2016. https://gardenresearch.com/national-gardening-survey-2016-edition/Nielson Global
Survey, 2016. https://www.nielsen.com/eu/en/insights/news/2015/green-generation-millennialssay-sustainability-is-a-shopping-priority.html. Global Furniture Group, 2019. https://www.
buildings.com/news/industry-news/articleid/21890/title/office-redesigns-sustainable-fashionable.
Prevost, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/business/bostons-work-force-draws-sneakerbrands-new-offices-raise-the-competition.html
Kellert and Wilson, 1993. The Biophilia Hypothesis (1993), edited by Stephen R. Kellert and
Edward O. Wilson Lohr, 2010. https://public.wsu.edu/~lohr/pub/2010LohrBenefitsPltsIndoors.pdf
Hal Thorne serves as Chairman and CEO of GSky Plant Systems, Inc., where he oversees the
development of innovative living green wall systems for indoor and outdoor applications as well
as the expansion of global business operations.

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