In the first month of my employment at Ambius, I had the great pleasure of riding along with a Customer Service Specialist named Judy for a full day of hauling watering cans and pruning office plants. I woke up bright and early anxious thinking about what the day had in store for me. However, when I met Judy at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of suburban Chicago hospital she immediately put me at ease with a smile and a joke.
As we drove from account to account, I quickly picked up on the fact that not only was Judy expertly skilled at caring for her customers’ plants, but she had an uncanny ability to brighten their day. On we went quickly and carefully tending to the greenery in offices, libraries, banks, restaurants, and condo buildings – all the while Judy cheering up her customers here and there with a kind word or two.
In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to provide their employees with enjoyable and engaging workplace environments. Businesses both big and small around the world rely on office plants to help create peaceful ambiances that promote collaboration and creativity. Decades of research has shown that indoor plants can reduce stress levels, increase productivity and lower noise levels in offices.
But how does a business go about choosing the right plant for their office? Read More »
In most cases, living green walls are designed to be the focus of a space. However, the vertically sprawling structures of plant life can also be used very effectively as accents. Ambius recently completed a project installing a pair of eco-conscious green walls at DuPont’s Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. The walls are located in the office’s breakout area where can employees can relax and hold casual meetings.
Set against the white walls of the room, the splashes of lush greenery add a perfect accent to the space. The plans for the green walls were apart of the architect’s design from the beginning and Ambius’ special project team oversaw the selection of the system and the installation of the wall. Featuring a Sage Vertical Garden system, the two structures feature plants that were grown in the local Toronto area by Jill Jensen Botanicals. Read More »