Workplace can get noisy through phone chatter, unwanted conversations in adjacent cubicles, printers, copiers, HVAC systems etc. This noise can be distractive and interruptive which means less productivity, reduced privacy and an unimpressive image before clients. The best way to create a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment is to have office plants which can effectively reduce the decibel levels. Office Plants can reflect and absorb annoying office noises. The ability to absorb sound largely depends on the number of office plants, surface area of the plant and the size of the plant. Plant parts such as leaves, wood, branches and stems are effective in absorbing sound, thereby giving a noise free workplace.
Research reports have shown that the common house and office plants can effectively reduce acoustic levels by as much as 5 dB, a measure of sound intensity. Lease-A-Leaf provides professional plant hire services for rental, installation and maintenance of indoor and outdoor plants for residential and commercial purposes. We create greener, healthier, more attractive and noise free workplaces with our vast range of office plants. By placing lush office plants around an office, especially between cubicles, reception area and cafeteria can effectively reduce noise levels.
Lease-A-Leaf recommends the following simple tips for effective use of office plants for noise reduction.
- Large plant containers can have huge impact on the room acoustics because of their greater surface area.
- In case of office plants, an arrangement of several plants is preferred over one big one because in this manner you can reach out to every nook and corner of the office, thereby guaranteeing a calm and relaxed workplace.
- Plant screens can be used as partitions between cubicles. This will not only colour your office green naturally but also provided added benefits.
- Place the office plants near the edges and corners so that the sound can be reflected from the walls straight into the foliage.