Is wood good for your health and your indoor climate?

Yes, wood creates a better indoor climate and several studies show that it also benefits your mental condition. According to one study on the health benefits of wooden interiors in healthcare facilities by Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (NTI) by the implementation of wood in healthcare rooms, the patients, family, and staff agreed that they experienced well-being in relation to the indoor environment. “The studies examining the effects of wooden rooms and furnishings clearly demonstrate that the presence of wood has positive physiological and psychological benefits that mimic the effect of spending time outside in nature, and can even shorten hospital stays through reduced recovery times” said Planet Ark. The feelings of natural warmth and comfort that wood elicits in people has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing positive social interactions. Source: Architecture&Design