Wood-Use Resource (03-31-21)

In cooperation with a research team at the Technical University of Munich, Stora Enso has released a white paper detailing health and wellbeing benefits of living and working in spaces with wood design elements. It is available free of charge at the web address noted below.  Research indicates, for example, that “wood has beneficial effects. . . . It helps reduce stress, blood pressure and heart rate as well as allowing for more creativity and productivity in the workplace.  Wood is also an important part of what’s called biophilic design; our desire to be connected with the natural environment.”

Stora Enso. 2020.  “10 Reasons Why Wooden Buildings Are Good for You and the Scientific Research to Back It Up,”  https://info.storaenso.com/wood-house-effect