L’Université dans la Nature is very attentive to the impact of the environment on humans. 

Increasingly, our actual environment, especially our workplaces and learning environments, is not natural. It is a built environment, without vitality, often without beauty, based on functional efficiency.

However, research shows that these places are actually anti-productive.

In fact, the Taylorist theory of the “lean office”, which has prevailed in the design of millions of workspaces, is not based on any scientific data.

Research even reveals exactly the opposite: empty spaces deplete workers’ cognitive resources, increase sick leave or absenteeism, and reduce staff involvement. Moreover, for the generation of millennials, the lean office represents the caricature of a world they no longer want.

The many studies we have gathered demonstrate, however, that the presence of natural elements in workspaces immediately affects concentration, short-term memory and attention restoration.  Extensive studies have found a 15% increase in employee productivity, a significant decrease in stress and sick leave (-7%) and a significant increase in subjective wellness relationships.

In schools, the presence of nature promotes the memorization of students, increases their graduation rate, and acts against dropping out.

In hospitals, Ulrich’s research has shown since the 1980s the impact of viewing nature on the length of hospital stays and the use of certain drugs.

UdN offers a naturation consulting service for living spaces based on a rigorous approach that draws on recent research advances.

Naturation is a complete process that is not limited to simple vegetalization and includes visual, sound, olfactory and tactile parameters.  

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Our team was pleased to have been consulted by the Bureau of Public Hearings on the Environment of Quebec 


Our team was delighted to be consulted by Annie Gravier, Director of Communications at Cofomo, a leader in IT management :