Plants Make Buildings Better

BSRIA (the Building Services Research & Information Association) is an independent non-profit organisation that has been providing specialist research and consultancy to the construction and building industry since 1955.

With over 200 employees and offices in the UK, France, Spain, China and the USA they enjoy a reputation as leaders in their field, so when our very own Naomi Jenkins was asked to speak at their recent Wellness Standards event, you can imagine how proud we all were.

More than 50 industry professionals packed the auditorium to hear Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Sustainable Building Consultant, BSRIA speak on the subject of ‘Wellness Badge for Your Building’. This was followed by Professor Derek Clements-Croome, University of Reading on ‘Wellness Matters’, a fascinating insight into the practical applications of environmental quality processes.

Then it was the turn of Naomi, appearing alongside Jenny Berger of University of Reading to talk about the interaction of plants with the environmental quality of the building.

Naomi, Business Development Executive here at Green Team Interiors spoke about recent research into the interaction of plants with the environmental quality of buildings, a fascinating subject that is becoming increasingly important to the construction industry.

‘’As Naomi explains, it is a matter close to her heart….it is imperative that we all recognise and acknowledge the positive effects plants can have on the quality of the indoor environment and the health and wellbeing of those within it. We need to change the way we view indoor plants and see them as a necessity not a luxury….’’

Naomi is always delighted to speak to groups about the environmental advantages of plants in buildings, specifically the workplace and you can email Naomi directly via if you have any enquiry.

For more information about BSRIA, please visit their website

Well played Naomi, we are all very proud of you!