A living lab to make offices healthier and happier

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PROVADA is all about bringing people together to engage, collaborate, innovate and push the real estate sector forward.

At PROVADA's 2019 real estate conference in Amsterdam, PROVADA and Innovation Lighthouse worked together to develop healthy, sustainable and stress-free office areas. A healthy and satisfying workspace is more important than ever. By adding solutions like biophilic green walls and Uhoo air quality monitors, offices can be healthier, cleaner, and more motivating.

In April 2020 during the lockdown period, we tested our at-home work environments to see how the air quality was affecting our productivity. The results showed that frequent interventions of opening windows swiftly reduced CO2 to normal levels and improved our concentration. 

Office Living Labs 

Provada & WFH Offices

What are the benefits of biophilic interventions in offices?

What we found out

01

People enjoy work environments with plants up to 24% more

Using 3 test rooms - including a control room and a biophilic (green) installation room -we found that participants rated the rooms with biophilic elements as more pleasant work environments (21% - 24% higher).

02

Green imagery can increase productivity

We assessed the effects of green imagery on productivity and happiness. In the 3rd room, we found that participants reported feeling more alert with the nature imagery (13%) and with the green wall (24%) than in the room without biophilic components.

03

Air quality has a big influence on productivity

With the help of Uhoo air quality devices, we can examine the impacts of biophilic features on air quality. Our research indicates that poor air quality can reduce productivity by up to 10%!

Project Stages

Project design

Innovation installations

Measurement

installations

Measurement phase 

Test & Iterate

Main

findings

April 2020 WFH Living Lab Results

Mini at home living lab to see how air quality in home work spaces affects productivity.

Interventions like opening windows at intervals drastically improve air quality.

Poor air quality and temperature can reduce productivity by 10%.

Tracking air quality in workspaces leads to spillover, i.e. focusing on air quality in bedroom.

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