In recent times, wood as a building material has been garnering immense popularity for residential and non-residential projects for being a natural, diverse and sustainable raw material. Builders and architects have been slowly accepting the use of wood in their projects due to its engineering benefits. .
Here are some key biophilic benefits of using wood as a building material in all residential and non-residential buildings for occupants:
Various researchers have also found that wood as a material makes us feel closer to nature, which in turn, creates a cozy and comfortable environment around us. We are human beings, with a natural tendency to explore the outdoors, but often, our lifestyles make fulfilling this wish difficult. Therefore, using wood helps form the desired connection with nature, indoors. Commercial establishments adorned with wood have been found to boost innovation, energy and comfort, thus fueling the overall productivity of employees.
Not only does wood positively impact physical as found by vast research, but also mental wellness. One important benefit to an occupant of a building with wooden interiors is the improvement of cognitive abilities – attention span, focus and creativity, higher levels of concentration, and augmented productivity.
With all of the above benefits and a successful battle against climate change, we can be confident about creating a better tomorrow for the planet and ourselves via the application of this highly renewable building material.