Timber and healthy buildings: indoor air quality

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This TRADA Research Summary examines the business case for healthy buildings, focusing upon the health and wellbeing certifications available for the assessment of buildings, building comfort, indoor air quality, and the role that timber can play within a healthy internal environment.

Contents list:

  1. What is a healthy building?
  2. Benefits of healthy buildings
  3. What are VOCs?
  4. Building comfort
  5. Timber and wood products within healthy buildings
  6. Specifying timber and wood products for healthy buildings
  7. Post-build issues
  8. Summary

Suggested Reading

The vertical timber citynavigation-arrow

Could entire urban districts soon be comprised of tall timber structures? Peter Wilson explores the timber engineering developments that are creating high-rise possibilities.


Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article  

A wooden tower: the seeds of an ideanavigation-arrow

Ron Bakker discusses a recent research project on tall timber buildings.


Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article  

Cross-laminated residential towersnavigation-arrow

Andrew Waugh and Matthew Wells spell out their timber solution for apartments rising to nearly 100m.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article