Corpus ID: 53630816

Greening the Great Indoors for Human Health and Wellbeing

  title={Greening the Great Indoors for Human Health and Wellbeing},
  author={Margaret D. Burchett},
The origins, development and perceived effectiveness of horticulture-based therapy in Victoria
This study found that horticulture based therapy in Victoria provides a wide range of benefits in health and community settings. Programs were largely informal and provided by dedicated individuals.Expand
Retrofitting Biophilic Design Elements into Office Site Sheds: Does ‘Going Green’ Enhance the Well-Being and Productivity of Workers?
The use of biophilic elements in industrial design has become more commonplace as the benefits of natural environments show stronger links to positive health benefits and mental well-being. ThisExpand
Type of the Paper: Review A socio-technical perspective on the application of green ergonomics to open-plan offices
Open-plan office (OPO) layouts emerged to allow organizations to adapt to changing workplace demands. We explore the potential for OPOs to provide such adaptive capacity to respond to twoExpand
Biophilic architecture for a healthy and productive workplace in the tropics
Biophillia, defined as the inborn pull of humans to nature, is an idea which has already been acknowledged by scientists and designers for the past several decades and subconsciously for thousands ofExpand
Indoor performances of living wall systems: tools and requirements
The paper deals with a research focused on studies and on an indoor LWS project, which adopted a methodological approach concerning the technologies and the materials selection and confirmed the effectiveness of mentioned tools in further research tasks. Expand
Urban farming in Hong Kong
  • D. Chan
  • Environmental Science
  • SpringerPlus
  • 2015
Background Suitable indoor green plants have been tested and shown to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds by 80% and carbon dioxide by up to 25% in singe offices, offering significant health benefitsExpand
Are Biophilic-Designed Site Office Buildings Linked to Health Benefits and High Performing Occupants?
  • Tonia Gray, C. Birrell
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2014
Preliminary data indicates a strong positive effect from incorporating aspects of biophilic design to boost productivity, ameliorate stress, enhance well-being, foster a collaborative work environment and promote workplace satisfaction, thus contributing towards a high performance workspace. Expand
Characterization and biostimulation of benzene biodegradation in the potting-mix of indoor plants
Over 900 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been detected in indoor air, where they cause acute and chronic health problems to building occupants. Potted-plants can signifi cantly reduce VOCExpand
Effective Use of Nature in Educational Spaces Design
F. Mozaffar, S. S. Mirmoradi · Effective Use of Nature in Educational Spaces Design · pp 381-392 Introduction Technology development has been effective in the children’s lifestyle, especially in theExpand


Towards improving indoor air quality with pot-plants — A multifactorial investigation
The Potted-Plant Microcosm Substantially Reduces Indoor Air VOC Pollution: II. Laboratory Study
Indoor air-borne loads of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are usually significantly higher than those outdoors, and chronic exposures can cause health problems. Our previous laboratory studies haveExpand
Analysis of industrial contaminants in indoor air: part 1. Volatile organic compounds, carbonyl compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Main literature considered in this review are papers from the last 10 years reporting analytical developments and applications regarding VOCs, aldehydes and other carbonyls, PCBs,PCDDs, PCDFs, and PAHs in the indoor environment. Expand
Indoor air quality in new hotels’ guest rooms of the major world factory region
Abstract The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of Guangdong province has been developed rapidly in recent years, and many new hotels have been built. Nevertheless, the indoor air quality (IAQ) of hotelsExpand
Influence of Limitedly Visible Leafy Indoor Plants on the Psychology, Behavior, and Health of Students at a Junior High School in Taiwan
There is growing evidence to support the notion that contact with nature is helpful for emotional states, attention, mental fatigue, behavior, and personal health. This study adopts aExpand
Testing and using Goldberg's General Health Questionnaire: Mental health in relation to home nursing, home help, and family care among older, care-dependent individuals.
The aims of this study were to test the Norwegian version of Goldberg's 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) in a group of older, care-dependent individuals living at home; to describeExpand
A “Weight-of-Evidence” Approach for the Integration of Environmental “Triad” Data to Assess Ecological Risk and Biological Vulnerability
The EDSS has been applied in the integration of a battery of Triad data obtained during the European Union-funded Life Intervention in the Fraschetta Area project, which has been carried out in order to estimate the potential risk from soils of a highly anthropized area mainly impacted by deposition of atmospheric pollutants. Expand
Efficiency of Volatile Formaldehyde Removal by Indoor Plants: Contribution of Aerial Plant Parts versus the Root Zone
The results indicate that the root zone is a major contributor to the removal of formaldehyde and a better understanding offormaldehyde metabolism by root zone microflora should facilitate maximizing the phytoremediation efficiency of indoor plants. Expand
Factors influencing work productivity and intent to stay in nursing.
Nurse leaders must place additional efforts on changes needed to improve the hospital workplace environment to decrease job stress, improve RNs' ability to provide quality care, and to assure the health and safety of nurses. Expand
GHQ increases among Scottish 15 year olds 1987–2006
Data from three samples identical in respect of age, school year and geographical location, show marked increases in GHQ-12 ‘caseness’ among females between 1987 and 1999 and among both males and females between 1999 and 2006. Expand