Plants for a good indoor climate
This project quantifies the costs and benefits of green solutions in buildings in a way that changes the view of plants as “costs” into “cost saving”.
Most buildings have poor indoor climates. These are detrimental to the health and well-being of the buildings' users. Plants can make an important contribution to solving indoor climate problems.
- Plants add moisture to the air and can clean the air of toxic volatile substances.
- They ensure that less artificial climate control is needed (lower energy costs).
- They result in better performance of users and reduced absenteeism.
Innovative plant systems
In the 'Plants for a good indoor climate' project, knowledge institutes will measure both the physical parameters as well as the well-being of users over a long period. The data collected will underpin a model which will further assess costs and benefits and allow for the further development of innovative plant systems.
Plant as cost saving
This will create a wide and widely accepted economic and social foundation for using plants in indoor spaces, particularly in offices and schools. This will change the image of plants from "costs" to "cost saving". This will also give the green sector a powerful sales argument for green solutions for companies, offices and schools.