RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s largest gardening charities, has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Founded in 1804 to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture, the RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more … Continue reading “RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner”

IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project

The International Biodiversity & Property Council IBPC (Le Conseil International Biodiversité & Immobilier, CIBI) has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Based in Paris and with 80 members, IBPC represents leading organisations in urbanism, ecology, construction and real estate. Its goal is to promote urban biodiversity and human-nature relationship in real … Continue reading “IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project”

The Power of Plants

Curtis Gubb is a PhD student at the University of Reading, UK, investigating houseplants and indoor air quality. His focus is on the impact of plants on the removal of chemical compounds such as CO2, NO2 and Ozone. Here he discusses the value of plants in the indoor environment. Biophilic integration in the work place … Continue reading “The Power of Plants”

How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research

A chance encounter in a traffic jam has led to a major scientific investigation on the wellbeing effects of biophilic design History tells us that people have always been influenced and attracted by nature. For example, tomb paintings from ancient Egypt, as well as remains found in the ruins of Pompeii, demonstrate that people brought … Continue reading “How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research”

World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE are today launching The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The … Continue reading “World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature”