Talent acquisition company Jobilla outfits Berlin offices with biophilic green walls to support employee well-being and productivity
After just one green wall transformed a conference room from barely usable into a pleasant space in its Helsinki office, Jobilla wanted to ensure its employees at the Berlin office get the same benefits.
HELSINKI, Finland (April 26th, 2023) Talent acquisition scaleup Jobilla has equipped its freshly opened offices in Berlin with Nordic smart green wall technology. The walls were designed and installed by Finnish indoor nature technology company Naava.
Jobilla and Naava started working together five years ago after Jobilla’s previous office in Helsinki, Finland, had less than satisfactory air quality in one of its conference rooms. The renovation of the conference room was not designed to have proper air ventilation, which made working conditions unbearable, according to employees.
“Previously, we worked in an office with poor ventilation in some parts. In this conference room, the air quality was particularly bad, so we began looking for solutions. We discovered Naava and their smart green wall was installed in the conference room – suddenly it transformed from a room you couldn’t stay in for more than 30 minutes to a space where a team could easily spend several hours in,” says Tommi Siro, Co-Founder and CGO of Jobilla
As part of its expansion into the German market, Jobilla moved into its new offices in Berlin in January 2022. The offices are located in a renovated brewery that was built in 1899. The office is equipped with five Naava smart green walls, and more will be added. Each Naava wall is strategically placed in common areas where everyone can experience their benefits.
Eeva Niemelä, Head of Project Business & Design at Naava, emphasizes the importance of biophilic design for employee-friendly office spaces.
“Throughout our evolutionary process, humans have spent most of their time outside. Due to urbanization and the move to technological tools in our daily work, we’ve been largely confined to four walls without much access to nature. It causes fatigue and impacts our health negatively. According to research, the diversity of microbes on our skin improves our immune system. This is why we want to bring nature and natural air back to those areas where most of us spend 90% of our time, which is indoors, usually in offices with dry air and harsh overhead lighting,” Niemelä says.
With proprietary technology supported by AI, the living plants of the walls purify the air in the office, removing harmful chemicals and improving air quality, and also optimize the humidity in the space. The natural greenery is visually calming, and creates a stress-relieving ambience, coupled with the plants’ subtle acoustic stimuli, reminiscent of the sound of running water in nature.
Growing strongly, Jobilla’s total revenue for 2022 grew by 123% compared to 2021, coming in at €10.9M – over 15 times more than four years ago. Due to ambitious growth goals, supporting employees’ mental and physical well-being is a top priority for the company.
“We want to ensure that our employees feel good at work, and in their everyday lives. And all of this, of course, as sustainably as possible. That’s why we also use Naava in Berlin. Naava is a very special wall that ensures that the air our employees breathe in is clean, and healthy. When we rented the first office in Berlin, I knew we needed Naava technology here as well. The difference we noticed back then in Finland was just massive and our employees really enjoy the walls,” Tommi Siro.
For additional information:
Eeva Niemelä, Head of Project Business & Design, Naava
+358 50 3381 464
Siru Heiskanen, Head of Marketing, Naava
+358 50 4702 160
Tommi Siro, Co-Founder and CGO, Jobilla
Nature doesn’t need you – you need nature.
Founded in 2011, Naava is an indoor nature technology company from the Nordics. We improve people’s physical and mental health by reconnecting them with nature. Combining air purifiers, humidifiers, and plant walls into one innovative product, we create solutions to enhance the connection between nature and human-friendly environments indoors. Employing more than 80 people, Naava operates in 16 countries and has more than 390,000 daily users. We are on a mission to restore respect for nature, and drive people and the planet towards healthier, sustainable urban living. Experience the power of nature – indoors. www.naava.io.
Founded in Finland in 2015, Jobilla is a modern, digital Talent Acquisition Solution that brings businesses and candidates a humane and efficient talent acquisition experience. Jobilla provides businesses with the tools they need to attract passive candidates, reduce recruitment costs, and speed up the recruitment process while offering candidates a way to find jobs that align with their skills and interests. Jobilla operates worldwide with a strong focus on the Nordics, Benelux & DACH regions. For more information, visit jobilla.com.
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