City Zen Wood – Wood, comfort and health study

City Zen Wood – Wood, comfort and health study

Support for the forestry-wood sector and particularly for the development of the use of wood in construction is based on the one hand on the removal of a certain number of technical obstacles and on the other hand on the enhancement of the intrinsic qualities of the material wood.

The environmental aspect, which is transversal to these two objectives, is now questioning the
conditions of comfort for building users. Wood has a favourable a priori, but what is its objective influence on the comfort level of these users?

The City Zen Wood study, conducted by the FCBA technological institute and supported by CODIFAB and France Bois Forêt, began in 2019 with the aim of proposing tools and methodologies for the objective evaluation of the influence of materials, including wood, on user comfort and to test their relevance by carrying out an initial measurement campaign. The results are presented in this report.

The effects of wood and 3 other materials on the stimulation of certain senses (touch, smell and sight) are analysed by measuring psychological and physiological responses.