Green design is finding its way into many of the world's workplaces, but some employers are willing to go the extra mile. Foundation Nicolas Hulot, a French nongovernmental organization, has a wall covered in plants designed by a botanist; Taiwanese IT firm IPEVO uses dried grass to line its walls and has trees integrated with its conference tables; and financial-services firm Macquarie used innovative staircase designs to reduce elevator use by up to 50%.

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