People spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality presents its own challenges since it is generally more polluted than outdoor air quality. The World Health Organization states that 2.4 million people die each year from causes directly attributed to air pollution. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants.
For those who seek a clean, healthy environment, plants are an essential element for work and home.
- By naturally reducing our ecological footprint, indoor plants are a key element to seeking the “green” ideals of good health and sustainability.
- Plants improve indoor air quality by helping to remove chemicals such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Plants act as the lungs of an indoor environment.
- Plants thrive on carbon dioxide and convert in to oxygen. The increase in oxygen allows humans to be more focused, creative, attentive, happier and, most important, healthier.
- In business settings, plants have been shown to increase productivity, occupancy and retention rates and lower absenteeism. In hotel settings, rooms with garden views are often the first to be reserved and command premium pricing.