Indoor office Plants can contribute to LEED® points is the ”Innovation in Operation and Maintenance” category.
What is LEED®? LEED® or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Because the ASI Phoenix Collection is made from recycled materials, and the ASI Solid Bamboo Container is a rapidly renewable resource, these two planter collections qualify for LEED® credits.
Solid Bamboo Planters
Bamboo is one of the most rapidly growing plants on Earth. It is a grass, not a wood, making it a non-timber, non-fossil fuel resource. And while hardwood forests can take 20-25 years to mature, bamboo forests mature 4-6 years after being harvested.
This is why the U.S. Green Building Council has designated bamboo as a rapidly renewable material. Our solid bamboo planters therefore qualify for LEED® credit under MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials*.
Post-Consumer Recycled Material
City Plantscaping offers ASI Phoenix Containers Contributing towards LEED® Credit
THE POST-CONSUMER ASI ALTERNATIVE PHOENIX! contains more than 80% post-consumer recycled material...Contributing towards LEED® Credit and is offered in 41 Low VOC Finishes.
Benefits of indoor plants:
-Increase tenant occupancy and retention.
-Affect productivity and satisfaction.
-Improve indoor air quality.
-Increase retail spending.
-Reflect holidays and the changing seasons.
-Soften less attractive building features.
-Direct pedestrian traffic.
-Make a design statement.
It is increasingly well documented that biophilic elements such as green plants in buildings have measurable benefits on productivity, emotional well-being, stress reduction, and improved learning and healing. Learn how to take advantage of mankind’s inherent biophilia and enhance the health and productivity of your building.