Economics of Biophilia

This paper shares several examples of small investments involving very low or no up-front cost, such as providing employees access to plants, natural views, daylight, and other biophilic design elements.

The report states that these measures provide very healthy returns and by integrating quality daylighting schemes into an office space can save over $2,000 per employee per year in office costs, whereas over $93 million could be saved annually in healthcare costs as a result of providing patients with views to nature. The examples are based on scientific research, and will serve to demonstrate the financial potential for a large-scale deployment of biophilic design.

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