Lesson 10:Interior landscaping and Environmental Control
Need For Modifying With Indoor Climate
A good indoor climate in the work place is a prerequisite for achieving an optimum performance from employees.
Placing air purifying indoor plants can reduce health complaints significantly.
Plants release moisture into air, absorb heat and noise. You spend large amount of time in work place interacting with people.
Good and well maintained indoor plants reduce stress at work place.
Healthy and cheerful people make a more meaningful and productive work day.
Indoor landscaping generates an astonishing effect on the interior design, both, climatic and visual.
An optical attraction contributes to a healthy indoor climate, and air quality by producing oxygen, provides clean air and controls humidity psychological stimulation, air conditioning, and aesthetic improvement, implementing flora to be a living part of the interior.
Live plant benefits in the workplace include
Outstanding ROI - as much as 334% (yes, you read that right!)
Improvement in the health of employees by reducing fatigue by 30%, headache by 20%, dry throat by 30%, coughing by 40% and dry skin symptoms by 25%.s
Absorbing, diffracting and reflecting sound, especially high sound frequencies that cause the most irritation in office environments.
Making buildings look more attractive and welcoming.
Indoor greening, as the name suggests, is an attempt to landscape the inside of buildings using live plants.Interior landscaping technologies are much the same as green roof and green wall systems in that they are fully integrated landscaping solutions which are professionally designed, installed and maintained. Indoor and outdoor greening can be combined to produce seamless natural environments in urban centres.
A sophisticated pollution-absorbing device: the common indoor plant may provide a natural way of helping combat "Sick Building Syndrome“.
"Plants take substances out of the air through the tiny openings in their leaves,"
Interior landscapers create their effects using a variety of plantings, walkways, water features, screens and walls, stones and other natural materials. Statuary and dramatic, stand-out plants called specimens draw the eye, and many times the viewer, to approach and appreciate them.
The type of interior landscape depends upon the site, the image you wish to project, and the needs of the end users.
A landscape designer must consider environmental factors when incorporating interior landscaping plants into the design. Some of the important considerations include sufficient light (artificial or natural), supply of water, drainage, and proper air circulation, among others.
Interior landscapers also use live plants to divide space and create focal points for very large indoor areas.
Long planters become living borders or medians where there is high foot traffic.
Potted trees and flowering plants add interest to corners or other unused spots, and sunken beds can contain mixed species for a more organic approach.
Interior landscaping plants should be kept attractive and healthy at all times but one must remember that plants are not naturally grown inside houses or buildings so plants that do thrive in these areas have special needs that must be met in order for them to survive.
Indoor office plants should be compatible with – and compliment – your business activity.What may be ideal for the hi-tech office could well be out of place in a shop, restaurant or pub.
It should be noted that indoor greening is maintenance and input intensive. Indoor greening systems require regular monitored irrigation, fertilisation and leaf cleaning to ensure health and correct functioning