Date Posted: December 6, 2023

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Reap What You Sow: Valuing Workplaces that Grow Good Ideas
Date Posted: December 6, 2023

You may remember us sharing details of a pioneering research project we were participating in with PLP Architecture, PLP Labs, Joyce Chan, Schoof and Derek Clements-Croome amongst others.

Reap What You Sow: Valuing Workplaces that Grow Good Ideas is the culmination of a year-long research project which explains the process of measuring and monetising the well-being and environmental value of biophilic design in offices. It explores how design decisions can be given a monetary value to enable real estate clients to fairly evaluate the worth of these interventions alongside other project costs.

We were delighted with the findings of this study which included an incredible 200% increase in well-being and environmental value compared to a normal workspace!

Given the multitude of factors contributing to this remarkable outcome, we extended an invitation to the study’s authors for an interactive panel discussion at our HQ in Falkirk on the 28th of September.

The purpose of Reap What You Sow LIVE was to explore the intricacies of the figure’s calculation and provide our guests with an opportunity to pose their queries directly to the authors.

Expertly hosted by Journal of Biophilic Design Editor and Founder, Vanessa Championthe event was undeniably a great success, leaving our guests informed and inspired. For those who may have missed the event or would like to relive the highlights, we encourage you to click below to watch our short film which captures some of the key moments from the day.

Additionally, we’ve created an electronic magazine summarising the event, complete with images and reflections from our guests on the day:

We hope this study and our Reap What You Sow LIVE event will be of great value in influencing the future of our offices and can encourage key decision-makers to start thinking about biophilic design from the very start of their projects.

 

Feeling inspired?

Our Corporate Plant Displays brochure has been updated for 2024 and offers a comprehensive look at the benefits of plants and biophilic design in offices, as well as showcasing inspiring examples from projects we’ve recently worked on.

Download our free brochure and start to envision the transformative potential of greenery within your office space.

 

Additional resources

Learn more about Biophilic Design: www.benholm.com/biophilic-design  

*British Council for Offices (BCO) financed an earlier pilot study on the use of wearables to collect meaningful data from office workers. This previous research informed the study on the measurement and value of biophilic design.

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