Wood and Human Health

Evidence-based design points to the use of wood construction, both as an interior and structural building material, to promote health and well-being in health care facilities.

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Gateway Lodge, Prince George, British Columbia
Photo credit: Derek Lepper
Light-frame and post-and-beam construction feature predominantly in this late evening photo of the low rise Kitsumkalum Health Centre
Kitsumkalum Health Centre

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Interior view of Ts’kw’aylaxw Cultural and Community Health Centre gymnasium showing Glue-laminated timber (Glulam) and Nail-laminated timbers (NLT) during a pickup basketball game.
Ts’kw’aylaxw Cultural and Community Health Centre

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Exterior view of Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower showing biophilic glulam arches that extend floor to ceiling, bringing warm stress-reducing tones to critical care patients.
Wood in Healthcare

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Interior view of Samuel Brighouse Elementary showing students and demonstrating mass timber products, and hybrid timber systems construction
Wood, Well-being and Performance: The Human and Organizational Benefits of Wood Buildings

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