From Smart to Healthy in the workplace

2018-04-11T11:40:01+02:00By |Research, Workplace|

In the US, her home country, Elizabeth Nelson both witnessed and experienced the effect that a 'non-stop-till-you-drop' work ethos combined with a sitting culture in unhealthy buildings has on people. That must and can change, she felt. It's high time for a working environment where people play the key role. She switched from business Read More

Healthy buildings are a myth, healthy people are not

2017-10-05T08:54:17+02:00By |Inspiration, Workplace|

On Wednesday 18 May, following their report on health, welfare and productivity in offices published last year, the Dutch Green Building Council held a seminar with lectures on health in buildings. The venue was the auditorium of the Haga Hospital in The Hague, the first BREEAM certified hospital in the Netherlands. There was a Read More

There is a global need for going green in the workplace

2017-10-05T12:32:48+02:00By |Research, Workplace|

How can you design workplaces where people feel at ease and work to the best of their ability? This is a relevant question for a growing number of organizations. And it’s an important one too, as most people spend a lot of their time in buildings that could harm their health. Gary Cooper, Professor Read More

How EILO went ‘into green’….

2017-10-05T12:43:25+02:00By |Inspiration, Workplace|

EILO, the ‘European Interior Landscaping Organisation‘ was founded four years ago by four European professional organisations for interior landscapers. Since its foundation, two international conferences have been held, but this was the first time a multi-day excursion was organised. The objective was to share work, knowledge and inspiration. And this all happened, but the Read More

The ‘new world of work’ is better off with plants

2017-10-05T13:17:23+02:00By |Inspiration, Workplace|

A ‘new world of work’ has arrived. We work flexible hours and we work everywhere, but mostly we work in open-plan offices. This new way of working can affect your health. There is noise pollution for instance, or the lack of one’s own space. What role could green plants play in the new workspace? Read More

Plants improve your powers of concentration

2017-10-05T13:22:31+02:00By |Research, Workplace|

In order to study or work well, you want the least possible distractions. Those who decorate their study in a smart way are able to concentrate better. Plants in a room, to name just one example, will increase your powers of concentration. This article will give you five specific tips about how to do this Read More

Lean versus Green, and the winner is…

2018-05-15T15:18:16+02:00By |Research, Workplace|

Most interior horticulturalists will have encountered this phenomenon in recent years: clients had to cut costs on those things that are considered a luxury. Most often the plants at the office are the first to be victimized. Besides, a working area without plants is more quiet and functional as is asserted by the ‘lean’ thinkers, Read More

Open plan offices could do with more plants

2017-10-05T13:48:19+02:00By |Research, Workplace|

One after the other organization has introduced the ‘new working’ style. No more separate little offices, but flexible open-plan office spaces. These crowded and noisy space are called ‘office gardens’ in the Netherlands, but most could use a little extra green! Especially when you think of the ability of plants to absorb or muffle Read More

Buildings which create their own air

2017-10-05T14:13:35+02:00By |Inspiration, Workplace|

Kamal Meattle from India suffered from serious lung complaints some 17 years ago, as a result of the polluted air in Delhi. His lung capacity had decreased to 70% and there was little hope for him. He went searching and discovered which and how many plants he needed to have in his home in Read More

Urban farming in empty office buildings

2017-10-05T14:23:32+02:00By |Inspiration, Workplace|

There is 7 million square meters of empty office space in the Netherlands! People are increasingly flexible and working from home. So what needs to be done about these empty buildings? Government Architect Frits van Dongen thinks we should stop building and start reallocating. Urban farming is one of the possible innovations. As Read More

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