Soininen and colleagues thoroughly investigated the repercussions of having green walls in Finnish offices. They found that “air-circulating green walls may induce beneficial changes in a human microbiome. . . . The green walls (size 2 m × 1 m × 0.3 m) used in this study . . . circulate indoor air. They first absorb the indoor air through the plant roots and soilless substrate, then automated fans circulate the air back to the room.
HVAC, comfort effects
Reap big rewards
Is bigger better?
Plants a plus
Research completed by Jiang and colleagues indicates that plant scents can augment wellbeing.
Confirmations and new insights
Perez-Urrestarazu and colleagues confirm the psychological value of plants by discussing at-home experiences during the pandemic.
Dzhambov and colleagues studied the effects of indoor and outdoor greenery on the wellbeing of people during the COVID pandemic.
Beauty and effort key issues