The modern office environment incorporates as much technology as possible. Although technology makes work more efficient, it also can take a bit of a toll on our minds. Anyone who works behind a desk knows the value of getting up and taking a short walk outside. The fresh air, natural light, and earthy colors can help rejuvenate us. Fortunately, there is a way to bring some of the outdoors inside, while also improving your property’s sustainability. Biophilic design seeks to add elements from and inspired by nature to the indoor environment. Studies have found that these principles can improve the comfort level of virtually any type of building.
Implementing these ideas in your office can be as simple or involved as you want. Some basic ways to accomplish biophilic design include increasing the amount of daylighting in your space with skylights and more windows. Using natural patterns and colors in the decor also can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of any area. Sustainable materials such as wood, stone, and perforated metal not only enhance the aesthetic of a building but also make it greener.
Incorporating biophilic design can have a significant positive effect on office workers’ morale; it also can bring other ecological benefits. To learn about these principles and how to integrate them in your workplace, take a look at the accompanying infographic.
Author bio: Roni Cohen is a third-generation family member of Accurate Perforating. He started in a sales role and has developed into Director of Marketing. Roni and his brother, Daniel, are looking to lead the company into the next generation.