Apart from the warmth and beauty wood displays, it contributes greatly to our indoor well-being. It is generally accepted that the objectives of sustainable design are broader than just environmental effects, and have come to embrace human health issues as well.

IMPROVES INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Living trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in its place, thereby reducing pollution considerably. Wood from those trees is able to retain that carbon dioxide and in doing so, plays an important role in improving indoor air quality.

IMPROVEMENT OF HUMAN HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

We have known intuitively for a long time that humans have an affinity for nature and being in a natural environment—a forest, a park or simply our own garden—can make us feel more relaxed. The term ‘biophilia’ refers to this phenomenon. Scientists have now confirmed that this sensation of relaxation in the presence of nature is due to a reduction of stress reactivity in our sympathetic nervous system (SNS).

Using an approach known as ‘evidence-based design’ (in which detailed analyses of occupant responses to a building’s physical characteristics are used to inform the design of future projects), healthcare architects have begun to explore the physiological benefits of biophilia in the design of indoor environments.

This has led to the greater use of natural daylight, access to views of nature, and the introduction of wood and other natural materials. Wood in particular is visually warm and contributes to a socially positive experience for the building occupants. People respond emotionally to wood and are attracted to its visual variety and natural expressiveness.

A recent study carried out by the University of British Columbia and FPInnovations1 confirms the value of these attributes. The joint research project found that the visual presence of wood in a room lowers SNS activation in occupants, further establishing the positive link between wood and human health. Among the physical requirements for human health, wood contributes naturally to humidity control by absorbing moisture from the air when the humidity level in a space is high and releasing it when the humidity level is low.

Evidence-based design points to the use of wood construction, both as an interior and a structural building material, to promote health and well-being in health care facilities. In addition, schools and office complexes are partaking in the use of wood extensively to enhance productivity levels and the general well-being of the occupants.

NEWS & MEDIA

INDIA LAUNCHES ITS NATIONAL FOREST CERTIFICATION SYSTEM! PEFC|January 31, 2018 CANADIAN WOOD PRESENTS WOOD IS GOOD DESIGN COMPETITION 2017 Inside Outside|November 16, 2017 GO SUSTAINABLE WITH CANADIAN WOOD The Inside Track|October 26, 2017 CREATIVE ENDEAVOR WITH CANADIAN WOOD Society Interiors|August 15, 2017
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY CHANGES CONVERSATION ABOUT WOOD Wood News|April 30, 2017 FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS ARE STEADILY CHOOSING LUMBER OVER LOGS Home Review|March 29, 2017 ADVANCED USES OF WOOD AS A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT Architectural Digest|March 3, 2017 TIMBER AND LOGS IMPORT: AN OVERVIEW The Ply Reporter|March 1, 2017
WORLD LEADER AND LARGEST EXPORTER OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST PRODUCTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (B.C.) Architecture + Design|January 31, 2017 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR CANADIAN WOOD IN INDIA Inside Track|December 12, 2016 NEWS ITEM ON BROCK COMMONS - WORLD'S TALLEST WOOD BUILDING Wood News|December 9, 2016 CANADIAN WOOD AT WOODEX ASIA, 2016 Woodex Asia|December 9, 2016
FII 4TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MIN MICHAEL DE JONG Wood News|December 6, 2016 INDIA-SUITED SPECIES GENERATE INTEREST IN CHENNAI Wood News|December 1, 2016 FII CELEBRATES FOURTH ANNIVERSARY IN INDIA Architects and Interiors India|December 1, 2016 ENHANCE THE LOOK OF YOUR OFFICE WITH CANADIAN WOOD Home Review|November 7, 2016
YELLOW CEDAR WAS FEATURED IN THE DOORS & WINDOWS FEATURE Architects and Interiors India|November 1, 2016 HOW TO GET YOUR HOME FESTIVE-READY Architectural Digest|October 28, 2016 WOODSIDE STORY Hindu Business Line|October 4, 2016 MINISTER CARR'S VISIT TO INDIA (COVER STORY) WoodNews Magazine|September 28, 2016
FII SEMINAR - KOCHI WoodNews Magazine|September 28, 2016 SUSTAINING LIFE Property Expert|May 16, 2016 DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE WOOD GROWS IN HOUSING 99acres|April 21, 2016 WEST VANCOUVER AQUATIC CENTER: WHERE WOOD MEETS SUSTAINABILITY Project Vendor|April 11, 2016
CANADIAN WOOD GOES TO RAJASTHAN Wood News|March 31, 2016 CANADA'S WOOD AND FOREST PRODUCTS TRADE DELEGATION VISITS INDIA TO EXPAND THE WOOD TRADE Ply Gazette|February 1, 2016 COVER STORY INDIAWOOD 2016 - 'SOFTWOODS' ARE PERFECT FIT FOR ARCHITECTS Wood News|January 31, 2016 COVER STORY INDIAWOOD 2016 - WESTERN RED CEDAR IN ALL ITS GLORY Wood News|January 31, 2016
A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTOIN Inside Track Magazine|January 30, 2016 DESIGNING WITH CANADIAN WOOD SEMINAR PROVIDES ARCHITECTS & MANUFACTURERS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE Green Construction + Design|January 30, 2016 FII INDIA HOSTED A NETWORKING MEET FOR B.C. MINISTER MICHAEL DE JONG WITH WOODWORKING PROFESSIONALS Architecture Update|January 15, 2016 CERTIFIED CANADIAN WOOD SHOWCASED AT GREEN BUILDING CONGRESS 2015 Ply Gazette|January 8, 2016
CANADIAN WOOD ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES Architecture Update|January 1, 2016 MEET IN MUMBAI TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES WITH CANADIAN WOOD Construction Architecture|December 30, 2015 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES DNA Property|December 26, 2015 KNOCK KNOCK: ALL ABOUT WOODEN ENTRY DOORS Window and Facade|December 16, 2015
BC SPECIES IMPRESS MUMBAI ARTISANS Wood News|December 11, 2015 EARTH SCIENCES BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Green Construction + Design|November 28, 2015 DYNAMICS OF CANADIAN WOODS Interiors and Decor|November 11, 2015 CANADIAN WOOD MAKES ITS MARK Wood News|November 11, 2015
OPEN TO TECHNOLOGY Architect and Interiors India|November 1, 2015 CASE STUDY: EARTH SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Buildotech|October 28, 2015 SMART IDEAS DNA Property|October 24, 2015 BEWITCHING BEAUTY Wood News|October 16, 2015
CANADIAN WOOD ENSURES SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION Construction Times|September 28, 2015 CANADIAN WOOD Home Review|September 22, 2015 BRITISH COLUMBIA AGENCY SEEKS TO PROMOTE FOREST WOOD IN INDIA Hindu Business Line|September 3, 2015 GLOBAL BUYERS MISSION 2015 - ONE OF THE LARGEST WOOD & WOODWORKING EXHIBITIONS TO BE HELD IN CANADA Modern Woodwork|August 3, 2015
WOODWORKING PROFESSIONALS MEET TO EXPLORE THE EXCITING POSSIBILITIES WITH CANADIAN WOOD Lakda Udyog Darshan|July 8, 2015 ADD BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE TO YOUR HOME WITH YELLOW-CEDAR Wood News|May 1, 2015 SUSTAINABLE WOOD IS FOR A LIFETIME...AND MORE Financial Chronicle|April 2, 2015 A TRULY VERSATILE MATERIAL DNA Property|March 21, 2015
CANADIAN WOOD: WESTERN RED CEDAR Home Review|February 2, 2015 CONSERVING NATURE Design Matrix|December 1, 2014 CANADIAN WOOD UNVEILS ITS NEW DISPLAY CENTRE TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE... Interior Updates|December 1, 2014 WESTERN HEMLOCK: VERSATILE & ELAN WAY OF MAKING YOUR HOME STYLISH Interiors and Decor|November 1, 2014
CANADIAN WOOD OPENS AN EXCLUSIVE AUDIO-VISUAL DISPLAY CENTRE IN MUMBAI Ply Gazette|November 1, 2014 MAT-VANTAGE Construction Opportunities|November 1, 2014 WOOD FINISH Ideal Home and Garden|October 1, 2014 CANADIAN WOOD Domus|October 1, 2014
WOOD - THE CONNOISSEURS OF FINE LIVING Architecture Update|October 1, 2014 COMBINE STRENGTH WITH STYLE DNA Property|September 13, 2014 IN CANADA, THREE TREES ARE PLANTED FOR EVERY SINGLE TREE FELLED The Hindu Habitat|September 6, 2014 TIMBER AND LOGS IMPORT: AN OVERVIEW The Ply Reporter|March 1, 2017

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