biophilic design

Biophilic design and the impacts on health

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wood, Well-being and Performance: The Human and Organizational Benefits of Wood Buildings authored by Dr. Graham Lowe summarizes the latest scientific research and converging trends on biophilic design.

The report examines the use of wood in offices, healthcare facilities, schools and other commercial and institutional buildings by synthesizing state-of-the-art knowledge from research literature. The report also suggests future actions that decision-makers can take to monitor and evaluate the human and organizational impacts of wood building structures and interiors.

It explores wood’s impact on well-being and human performance when it is a design feature visible to a building’s occupants. Architects, interior designers, researchers, civic leaders, facility managers and anyone interested in biophilia, developing and supporting healthy and productive learning, working and healing environments can benefit from this latest resource.

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