Work Package 5 report published
This report presents the results of two surveys, one exploring user perceptions of selected office spaces including different amounts of wood-based materials on various interior elements, and a second one surveying occupant perceptions of wood in care environments. Stakeholder and user experiences were evaluated using qualitative study methods including questionnaires, interviews and observations on site. The aim was to identify opportunities for wood in interiors to improve human well-being, comfort and energy efficiency.
With this work we wish to add to the scientific research in the field, and the development of building codes. Architects have a role in designing buildings that promote the well-being of users, are efficient in use and energy consumption. Architects also recognize the importance of qualitative aspects. However, to support design-for-all, well-being factors should be monitored. One option is the evolution from environmental assessment towards evaluating building resilience. The public procurement process could also be developed to increase end-user involvement in the planning phase. An open and credible user evaluation can lead to innovations in the building sector.
Cronhjort Y, Tulamo T, Verma I, Zubillaga L
Interior Design and Care Environments End –user Perceptions of Wood Material