Enriching the Workplace with Biophilic Design
How to effectively reap the benefits of biophilic design in the workplace.
It’s no stretch to say that people spend an overwhelming amount of their time indoors these days. Various studies have concluded that we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, and a recent survey of 1,000 office workers commissioned by Ambius found that 35 percent don’t get more than 15 minutes of outdoor time during the typical workday. An additional 13 percent are able to stretch their daily time in outdoor environments to 30 minutes while only 26 percent manage to spend a full hour outside each day. This is a pretty low bar to clear when compared to the average prison inmate, who typically gets an hour of outdoor exposure each day. With many Americans putting in more than 40 hours at work each week, that adds up to a lot of time spent in the office and cut off from nature.