Interior Plants May Improve Worker Productivity and Reduce Stress in a Windowless Environment

  title={Interior Plants May Improve Worker Productivity and Reduce Stress in a Windowless Environment},
  author={V. I. Lohr and C. H. Pearson-Mims and Georgia K. Goodwin},
  journal={Journal of environmental horticulture},
  • V. I. Lohr, C. H. Pearson-Mims, Georgia K. Goodwin
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • Journal of environmental horticulture
  • Abstract This study documents some of the benefits of adding plants to a windowless work place—a college computer lab. Participants' blood pressure and emotions were monitored while completing a simple, timed computer task in the presence or absence of plants. When plants were added to this interior space, the participants were more productive (12% quicker reaction time on the computer task) and less stressed (systolic blood pressure readings lowered by one to four units). Immediately after… CONTINUE READING
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