published on | 04 Nov 2017
It’s common knowledge that plants in the workplace make employees happier. Studies have shown that greenery and houseplants increase productivity, memory retention and the ability to perform other cognitive tasks. Cumulative research over the past 20 years has also found that plants reduce mental fatigue and improve air quality, among many other benefits.
These days, beautiful living walls are often integral to the design of cutting-edge offices, schools and hospitality spaces, from the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago to the Wiscnet corporate headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. But many people still assume that these lush vertical landscapes are out of reach — after all, aren’t they difficult to specify, expensive and hard to maintain?
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