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708, 2013

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 people were asked to submerge

2506, 2013

The Building Happiness Metric: My Light Bulb Moment at Greenbuild

Each year, Greenbuild offers attendees more than 150 educational opportunities.Beyond the practical learning and CEU credits, however, it’s the exchange of ideas, casual dialogue and new expo products that spark excitement and inspiration among attendees.In fact, networking ranks among the highest-rated reasons for attending Greenbuild. As green building practitioners, we

2506, 2013

Don’t Worry Be Happy: The UN Happiness Summit

At first glance, this Monday’s high-level event in the UN General Assembly would appear to confirm the worst suspicions of UN skeptics. Given all the crises engulfing the globe, what geniuses in New York decided to have the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan host a

2905, 2013

ASLA Approves GPGB’s CEU Presentations

GPGB is proud to add landscape architects to the growing list of professionals who earn CEUs by attending a GPGB presentation.  Now, along with interior designers, architects, facility managers and LEED APs, members of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) can request one of three

2507, 2012

Potted-plants Can Significantly Reduce Urban/Indoor Air Pollution

Potted-plants Can Significantly Reduce Urban/Indoor Air Pollution July 2012 Margaret D Burchett PhD, Director, Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality (PIEQ) Group, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science  University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)   Summary statement Urban buildings account for about one third of world energy

2806, 2012

Interior Landscape Plants for our Well-Being

We've all had the opportunity to be around interior foliage plants when we walk into businesses, malls, museums, hospitals and even our homes. They can be a single stand-alone plant in a decorative container or hundreds of plants grouped together in mass plantings. Click here

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