GB400-A1 – Wood and Indoor Environment

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Many factors influence whether a building has a positive or negative impact on its occupants. This course highlights remarkable buildings where the use of wood as a structural or finish material has made a unique contribution, with a focus on indoor air quality, acoustics, physical health, and a natural, positive human response to wood that has always been intuitive, but is increasingly being proven by research and experience.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define relationship between building’s sustainability and health/performance of building’s occupants.
  2. Explore how wood was used to enhance experience of building occupants.
  3. Recognize how wood used as a structural and finish material contributes to key elements of occupant environment including indoor air quality, acoustic performance, and physical health.
  4. Examine evidence confirming the positive human response to wood for its aesthetic qualities and connection to nature.

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)


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