Most of our workplaces are built using wood, metal and plastic. Adding some plants can go a long way to make the space a bit more comfortable. Have a look at the Bio Computer over at Total Geekdom. In this design the computer is used to help heat the soil to promote germination.
”I started wanting to use the heat from a computer as a way to warm the soil and help with germination/growth. I’m about as far from a botanist as it comes, I did some reading online and became pretty interested in the effects of soil temperature on germination/growth. I read different studies and papers from various universities. It was not too long into that process that I became hooked on the idea of using computer heat as a way to control the soil temperature of some sort of living plant life. “