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Coal vs Oil vs Gas

Category: Climate Change

Methane Emissions – The greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas By admin October 20, 2016  Media Robert W. Howarth, 26.10.2016 Natural gas is widely (and falsely) promoted as a bridge fuel that allows continued use of fossil fuels while reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to oil or coal. Indeed, less carbon dioxide is emitted when burning…..

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Glossary for Interior Plantscape

Category: Glossary

A Glossary of Terms and Definitions An alphabetical list of words relating to Interior Plantscaping, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. If you disagree with any of our definitions in this glossary or have a new definition or better wording to include, please send a comment. Accreditation. An industry peak body evaluation to: ensure…..

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FAQs

Category: FAQs, IEQ Latest News

Why won’t anyone give me a simple price list? Because this is a difficult question. The price varies according to many things, these include: Type of containers. Some designer containers can cost up to $500 each. You are hiring these containers but the hire company needs to pay for them and they are usually bought…..

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IEQ Indoor Plant’s New Website

Category: IEQ Latest News

Welcome We are so pleased to welcome you to our new website we hope you can find everything that you need. After months of hard work, our new user-friendly website is finally launched. The new website has many many more images of our work and it is optimized for PC’s, tablets and smartphones. We have…..

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Buy or Hire

Category: Cost of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News

The Benefits of Our Services Buy or hire indoor plants, this article details the pro and cons.  Some companies believe it is less expensive to buy their own plants and pots and have the staff water them than it is to use an Indoor Plant Service. We are specialists and this means the following benefits to…..

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Triple your bottom line with Indoor Plants

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Cost of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News

UTS Research: Office Plants Work – Improve Bottom Line The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) also produced a poster for the event. It has a similar theme but gives a scientific slant and more importantly includes a Selected Bibliography covering researchers and their papers. This 4-page brochure covers Indoor Environment Quality and how plants contribute to over 75% of…..

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Artificial Office Plants Pros & Cons

Category: IEQ Latest News, Problems with Artificial Plants

Artificial Office Plants – Pro and Cons Plastic and Silk Ornaments That Look Like Plants “Plants clean, plant-shaped ornaments pollute” – Dr. Ronald Wood PhD BSc. (UTS)(The doctor is referring to the outgassing of volatile organic compounds and dust catching characteristics of plastic plants). Pros – Reasons to use plastic (polymerized petroleum) Artificial indoor plants do have some benefits: No…..

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Staff Elevator Speech

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News

Elevator Talking Tips for Staff on the Benefits of Indoor Plants Definition from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition.  The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea of delivery in the time span of…..

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Productivity Increase

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Cost of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News

Twelve Percent (12%) Productivity Increase “A number of studies have documented that plants can lower blood pressure. By somehow causing us to be more relaxed, plants help us to be more productive and focused,” explains Washington State University horticulturist, Virginia Lohr.   The full article by Virginia Lohr.   Would you like to remain focused and get more done throughout…..

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Global Warming & Climate Change

Category: Climate Change, IEQ Latest News

This page simply has links to valuable information and research on Global Warming and Climate Change. “There are no jobs on a dead planet” Climate Change Myths This web-site debunks an amazing collection of myths about climate change. It gives a quick argument in reply to each myth but also gives the full evidence. Click here for the…..

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How Humble Houseplants can Improve Your Health

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

UTS Research Video from UTS (please spend 10 minutes and watch this video, you won’t regret it) The truth about indoor air quality and how plants really clear the air and calm the mind Over 80% of Australians live in urban areas, spending 90% of their time indoors at work, school or in the home……

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Well-being Increase 47 Percent

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

Office Plants Boost Well-being at Work Office plants can assist in boosting staff well-being by up to 47% according to workplace research carried out at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show were challenged to take part in the study which measured their creativity, happiness, and productivity as they experienced a…..

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Lean or Green Offices

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

Green Offices Out Perform Lean Offices Plant a little happiness on your desk From: AAP  September 01, 2014 1:44PM Is WORK getting you down? Feel like the boss doesn’t love you? A pretty peace lily perched on your desk could be the answer. A QUEENSLAND researcher who has just completed the first long-term study on…..

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Indoor Environment Quality

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

What is Indoor Environment Quality? Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) refers to the overall comfort of a building’s interior and the comfort and health of its occupants.  Many factors may contribute to the indoor environmental quality, including the use of daylight, passive design and natural ventilation, air quality, and indoor plants. The World Health Organisation (WHO)…..

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Passive Design

Category: IEQ Latest News, Indoor Plant Design

What is Passive Design? Passive design is an approach to building that does requires no mechanical heating or cooling.  Brisbane homes that are passively designed, take advantage of Queensland’s natural climate to maintain thermal comfort. Incorporating the principles of passive design in your home: Significantly improves comfort Reduces or eliminates heating and cooling bills Reduces greenhouse gas emissions…..

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Benefits of Indoor Plants

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

How Indoor Plants Improve Our Well-being (post) The benefits of indoor plants through a professional interior plantscaper is the easiest way to improve your office.  A simple green space can add as much to the bottom-line as a major cost-cutting exercise.  In fact cost cutting by removing indoor office plants can actually have the opposite…..

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Benefits of Office Plants

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

Health and Well Being and the Benefits of Office Plants   Prof. Dr. Tøve Fjeld, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås/Oslo   However, plants do not just act as potential air purifiers. They also represent part of the original ecosystem in which mankind evolved. Plant species as we know them today have been around for some 150 million years……

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Indoor Plant Hire Creative Ideas

Category: IEQ Latest News, Indoor Plant Design

A few creative ideas that may give you the answer to make your Indoor Plant Hire Brisbane or Gold Coast office the place you imagine. Space Savers – Partition Troughs – Top-Siders Modern offices don’t have a lot of space to spare and traditional hire usually locates Green Life on the floor or a desk……

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Indoor Plants – Cost or Investment?

Category: Cost of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News

An Investment NOT a Cost Cost justify office plants using three different methods, they are: Cost justification, based on productivity gains Cost justification, based on reduced sick leave Cost justification, based on owning 11 plants. Office plants (whether large or small) are easily affordable and justifiable.It’s all about investing in your human resources to improve employee…..

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Biophilia & Research – Benefits of Indoor Plants

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Plant Design

The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace Should a ‘work’ place be any different from the other spaces people inhabit? The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. So, designing spaces that inspire, energize and support the people who use…..

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Plants in Schools and Classrooms

Category: Benefits of Indoor Plants, Health Relationship to Plants, IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

Interior Plantscape Association Representing Australia’s interior plantscape industry MEDIA RELEASE 25th September 2011   Plants in School Classroom Improve Performance Live indoor plants in school classrooms may be one way of improving student performance, according to a recent scientific study conducted by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). UTS Professor Burchett, Dr. Fraser Torpy and John…..

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Fungus Gnats

Category: IEQ Latest News, Indoor Environment Quality

Little Pests Fungus Gants are just a little pest.  They fly around the pot from which they hatch and cause people to think they are little biters. However: Adults do not bite or feed. Fungus gnat larvae usually are located in the top 2 to 3 inches of the growing medium, depending on moisture level.  We…..

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