Nature In The News

This e-newsletter brings you the latest information and resources on biophilic design, the industry, and GPGB updates. 

Horticulture Salary Survey

New Salary Data Showcases the Promise of Horticulture Careers

Seed Your Future (SYF), in collaboration with the American Floral Endowment (AFE) and North Carolina State University, is excited to announce the results of its comprehensive horticultural salary survey. The survey, conducted in Fall 2022, aimed to provide valuable…


Attracting and Retraining Tenants with Biophilic Design
Jan Goodman, GPGB Board President and Owner and President of Cityscapes Inc. along with Erica Weeks’, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with Hastings Architecture, LLC, presented on Attracting and Retraining Tenants with Biophilic Design on behalf of Green Plants for Green Buildings at BOMA 2023.

GPGB’s FIRST Supporter Video Call

GPGB invited you to a scheduled Zoom meeting and we had a great time! 

On Thursday, August 3rd, GPGB launched the first Quarterly Supporter video Call hosted by GPGB President, Jan Goodman. A big THANK YOU to everyone that attended.

This was the first Quarterly Supporter Video Call as part of the new GPGB Supporter Levels. Join us on future calls to learn about the latest GPGB accomplishments, hear from an Industry Expert, and network with others in the industry!

Watch your emails for your invitation to the next video call.

Not a current supporter?
Not a problem.
Please email for your invitation to the next Quarterly Supporter Video Call.

National Indoor Plant Week

National Indoor Plant Week is a week-long celebration of the perfect indoor air cleaner.
Annually celebrated the third week in September, it was established to promote and increase public awareness of the importance of live plants in interior spaces.

New GPGB Support Levels and Features

NEW GPGB Enhanced Supporter Levels  and Features 

We are people with plants, making life better.

Green Plants for Green Buildings exists to provide resources for design and office professionals to communicate the aesthetic, well-being, and economic benefits of nature in the built environment. As a Supporter of GPGB, you help make this possible! You have taken a step in supporting the benefits of nature!

Your knowledge of nature and being able to explain and incorporate biophilic design into the built environment is critical. We now have an ROI Calculator that will help you tell your story.

Green Plants for Green Buildings is committed to helping you create a functional and appealing space for you and your clients. Gain the knowledge you need to confidently add nature to your next project and help your clients reap the benefits of incorporating nature into their built environment by utilizing our Resource Library with a wealth of peer reviewed research and articles.

Adding nature to your next project has a wide variety of benefits. From increasing property value to improved productivity and wellness for employees, the benefits of nature add up to a big win for you and your clients!

Volunteers are what make GPGB a success! Supporters are encouraged to get more involved by volunteering to share their expertise and experience on a committee, on the Board or on the Executive Committee. It’s a great opportunity to meet others in the professional biophilic community!

What can GPGB do to have more of a positive impact throughout the biophilic industry? We have created new enhanced levels to support our Supporters! The new enhanced levels and added supporter benefits are now available. While you can stay at your current level, you are encouraged to select one of the new enhanced levels in order to receive all of the benefits. A GPGB Board Member will be reaching out to you to discuss your options or CLICK HERE to renew or “LEVEL-UP TODAY!

Marketing & Communications Committee Members Wanted

GPGB depends on the work of volunteers to carry out our strategic initiatives and fulfill our mission. Serving on a committee is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make a minimum two-year commitment, the industry needs people like YOU! We are actively looking for committee members who are passionate about biophilia.
Committees include:
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Supporter Development
  • Education & Professional Development
All are driven by our Strategic Plan. Interested in a committee?
Please email to request a committee nomination form.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

GPGB is making a difference and it’s all thanks to our valued Supporters. Our Supporter’s participation and contribution is greatly appreciated not only by us, but by everyone in the industry.

Biophilic Gallery

The campus journey starts at the main entrance, which is flanked by digital walls showing travel movies and slow-motion travel mood scenes, such as running water or leaves in the wind. It also offers views up a sweeping staircase and green corridor of plants to the light-filled upper floors. Everything about the entrance says “come in and explore the world with us”. The route leads up to the 1st floor meeting point and recruitment, research and learning centres, and fluently continues to the central atrium on the 2nd floor. This bright and vibrant connecting space offers physical and visual relations with all upper office floors.

LOCATION: Amersterdam

CBRE Design Collective, HofmanDujardin, i29 Interior Architects, Linehouse Design, Studio Modijefsky, UNStudio

Greenery NYC worked with the team of the Electric Garden recording studio to create a one-of-a-kind living wall for their new Williamsburg studio. The wall features a custom irrigation and fertilization system that produces lush growth with minimal maintenance. Taking a nod from the interior design, the wall features an eclectic and colorful mix of tropical plants that add to the other-worldly yet comfortable feeling of the space.

CLIENT: Electric Garden
LOCATION: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
DESIGN: Greenery NYC

Want to Help Keep Nature in the News?

Everything we accomplish happens because people like you are stepping forward and supporting GPGB’s focus on having conversations with the building professionals who can #BringNatureIndoors.

If the spirit moves you, please consider supporting our work by making a donation.