Office Plants Reduce Noise
Office Plants have
been widely used for many years to reduce traffic noise from busy roads.
Research now shows that plants can also help to reduce background noise
levels inside buildings by up to 5 decibels .
How do Office Plants Reduce Noise Levels?
Plants absorb, diffract and reflect sound
Plants work better in offices that have hard surfaces like marble walls, exposed concrete and stone floors. The impact of plants is less likely to be noticeable in an office, containing soft furnishings, carpets, heavy curtains or well upholstered chairs, all of which absorb sound.
Plants with lots of small leaves are useful as they scatter and diffuse sound.
What are the Best Office Plants to use in Interior Landscaping to reduce noise levels?
Good examples of
noise-reducing plants are Spathiphyllum wallisii (peace lily), Philodendron
scandens (sweetheart plant), Dracaena marginata (Madagascan dragon tree)
and Ficus benjamina (weeping fig).