publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Human stress responses in office-like environments with wood furniture

Burnard, Michael David; Kutnar, Andreja;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 Sep 2019 Journal: Building Research & Information, volume 48, pages 316-330 (issn: 0961-3218, eissn: 1466-4321, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Stress is a major public health concern and work stress is a contributor to both acute and chronic stress. Moreover, most people spend the majority of their time indoors. It follows that the design of office spaces and other interior environments should consider the health impacts of individuals in terms of psychophysiological responses to stress. In this way, buildings can act as an environmental intervention to compliment social and therapeutic interventions to stress. In this study, human stress responses were compared in experimental office settings with and without wood. The hypothesis was that the office setting with wood furniture would reduce stress resp...
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturestechnology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: healthy offices, occupant stress, timber, materials, indoor environment, wellbeing, Civil and Structural Engineering, Building and Construction, Engineering, business.industry, business, Human stress, Well-being, Environmental planning, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Environmental resource management, Chronic stress
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EC| InnoRenew CoE
InnoRenew CoE
Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739574
  • Funding stream: H2020 | SGA-CSA
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