Our Purpose

At Green Plants for Green Buildings, our purpose is communicating the aesthetic, environmental, productivity and health benefits of plants in the built environment. GPGB is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Read more about us >

Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living organisms and living systems. Research suggests that buildings that contain features of preferred natural environments will be more supportive of human well-being and performance than those that do not contain these features.

Recent Articles

Living Green Wall to be Installed in UW-River Falls Classroom

Living Green Wall to be Installed in UW-River Falls Classroom September 8, 2014 –The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been awarded a grant from the National Foliage Foundation to install a living green wall of foliage plants in one of … Continue reading

Green is the Color

Green is the Color We are all aware of the many benefits that interior landscaping affords us whether we are working in the space or watching the finances and performance of the business. From NASA research at the end of … Continue reading

GPGB Rockstars to Present Living Wall Session at 2014 ASLA

Green Plants for Green Buildings is proud to announce that two of its supporters will be presenting at the November 2014 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Annual Expo in Denver, Co.  Kathryn O′Donnell of Botanicus and McRae Anderson, ASLA, … Continue reading

Are our workplaces killing us?

It seems that work as we know it may not be good for us. A recent report featured in The Huffington Post listed surveys and research papers concerning things that affect us negatively in the work space. There are even … Continue reading

Prescriptions in a Pot

A few well-placed houseplants can help people recover faster from stress and feel less mental fatigue, research has shown. And another study suggests that simply being in a room with some greenery may reduce physical discomfort as well. When 198 … Continue reading