A growing body of research supports the benefits of biophilic design in the workplace from both a practical and psychological perspective. Being close to the elements that evoke the natural world, such as sunlight, greenery, fresh air, and water, has a positive impact on workplace productivity and employee wellbeing. Humans thrive in a biophilic environment–…

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Architects and Designers worldwide are promoting Preserved Moss as a hot and sustainable design trend. Rich with biophilic possibilities, Moss is natural and beautiful. Researchers from across disciplines such as architecture, organizational design, and psychology have shown that Moss delivers proven benefits from improving productivity and reducing work-related stress to enhanced creativity, collaboration, and innovation.…

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Green office technology has advanced substantially in recent decades. Beyond the now-standard recycling and reduction programs, sustainable office designs focus on non-toxic, eco-friendly, recyclable, renewable, and even repurposed materials. In situations when Designers and Architects once used wood, the emphasis is now on sourcing from sustainable forests, while office lighting is trending strongly toward the…

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The title of an article recently released by McKinsey, “Your organization is grieving—here’s how you can help,” elegantly captures the condition of many workplaces in the wake of the pandemic disruption.  As the essay explains, even the seemingly straightforward and logically congruent decision to have employees work from home has potentially damaging implications: “This change…

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The guiding principles of Biophilic design are clear: the psychological and emotional need of humans to connect with the natural world is fundamental to who we are. It is also vital to our personal and psychological health. As humans, it reminds us that we are part of nature and that our well-being connects deeply to…

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