The role of wood in healthy buildings

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The impact our buildings have on how we work, heal, learn and rest is highly significant, whether it is productivity in offices, patient recovery, student performance, or our own comfort at home – all are influenced by the indoor environment and the design, products and systems used to create and furnish our buildings.

 

This briefing document examines the increasing role that wood is playing within the field of healthy buildings, expanding and supporting the use of timber in construction.

 

Contents

1: Introduction

2: What makes a building healthy?

3: Regulations and certification

4: The evidence for using timber and wood products within healthy buildings

5: Specifying timber for healthy buildings

6: The future of healthy buildings

 

 

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