Video: Healthy Plants Make Healthy Homes

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Lancaster General Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute Green Wall

Lancaster Green Wall Collage

When one speaks of the healing powers of nature, it makes only sense that plant life is often abundant in healthcare facilities. Studies have found that patients have even showed fewer post-surgery complications when they have a view of nature from their hospital bed. Living green walls have also become popular additions to hospitals as the vertically beautiful paneled structures of living, breathing plants help clean the air and reduce dust levels.

Ambius was fortunate to be contracted by Lancaster Health to design and install a green wall in the lobby of their brand new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute. The state-of-the-art facility is a remarkable institution of healing and we were proud to be a part of the project. The wall is intended to help create a calm environment for patients receiving treatments and families supporting their sick loved ones. Click “Read More” to view a complete gallery of the wall.

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Video: Behind the Scenes with Ambius Colleagues

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Photos: Ambius at Halloween

Ambius at Halloween

While Ambius specializes in helping businesses throughout the world decorate their spaces for the holidays, Christmas is not the only holiday Ambius celebrates with passion. Here at Ambius, we are really into Halloween. Coming to the office dressed in creative costume has long been a company tradition. In fact, dressing up in costumes in general is widely encouraged. I was shocked last October (my first with the company) to find Captain Jack Sparrow making copies, a prison inmate answering customer phone calls and someone with a werewolf mask making a pot of coffee in the kitchen.

I choose the safe route and went dressed as a soccer player as the new guy. I can’t wait to see what costumes Ambius colleagues come up with this year! Click “Read More” to sample some of the Halloween get-ups that have haunted the halls of the office over the years.

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How To Use Nature-Inspired Design In Offices

Nature Inspired Design

Biophilia, a term that originated with German-born American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, is the idea that humans possess the innate tendency to seek connections with nature. It comes as no surprise that many cubicle-confined office workers yearn for a return to all things natural. Particulate levels (including airborne spores) in the air can be reduced by as much as 20% in some instances with the introduction of indoor plants into an office setting.

Natural materials are typically in short supply in most offices. Plastic chairs, metal desks, metal cabinets, allergen-loaded carpets add no health benefit whatsoever to the place where people spend the majority of their waking lives.  A healthy dose of greenery in the office can help alleviate symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and studies have shown that plants have helped increase employee productivity. Natural sensory stimulation, through plants in the office, is the ideal way to improve the health and wealth of employees and clients alike. Read More »

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