Posted on 8th October 2021 at 14:19
As people return to work there is a drive to make the office space more open and greener, so in this blog we are looking at Moss walls.
What is a Moss Wall?
Moss walls fall into two categories, living and preserved, either option adds a natural design element to a space without adding clutter.
Living Moss Walls.
Living Moss walls are great, but they do require weekly care, just like any living plant. You'll need a maintenance contract to keep the plants watered, trimmed and replaced as plants reach their natural life cycle end. In addition to this they will need a deeper footprint within the floor space for the irrigation system and planting.
Living Moss walls will, improve air quality, reduce airborne dust levels, stabilize moister levels and reduce carbon dioxide levels, so there are lots of upsides to this option. You need to consider both light and regular access when selecting the location of a Living Moss wall.
Preserved Moss Walls.
With either option there are some key positive outcomes for your office and staff.
Researchers at Texas A&M University in the United States examined correlations between plants and productivity in the workplace.
After having researched participants work in different environments, they found that both men and women demonstrated more innovative thinking and solved more problems while working in the space that included flowers and plants.
Another study, at Washington State University, measured stress levels in employees at different workstations, they found that participants working in environments with plants were 12 per cent less stressed than participants working at workstations without plants.
Their study is not the only study that showed similar results. Time and again, researchers find that the presence of plants in workplaces decreases overall stress among employees.
People have long used foliage to reduce noise and create more peaceful environments. Homeowners who live on busy streets plant trees or shrubs to block traffic noises, and people escape to forests when they’re looking for peace and quiet.
The same principles apply with moss walls. Vegetation naturally blocks high-frequency sounds while the supporting structure diminishes low-frequency noises. Some studies have shown that plants can reduce ambient noises in offices by as much as 5 decibels.
Researchers at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester performed an interesting study regarding student attentiveness and plants. They found that students were 70% more attentive when taught in classrooms containing plants. Additionally, attendance was higher for lectures offered in rooms containing plants.
Will a Moss wall work for me?
As more of our clients return to work there is an increased focus on greening up of the office space and at Blue Goose Interiors we are able to assist with that Greening project whether through preserved or living walls.
This solution might be tied in with Smart Technology or Agile Working both of which we looked at in an earlier blog.
Whatever your requirements Blue Goose Interiors are in an ideal position to assist you with the planning and delivery of your space to enable your team to maximise their time in the office, so contact us today.
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