Holz100 shields against high-frequency beams such as mobile phone masts as an example and therefore almost entirely offers its residents an unencumbered living while maintaining all positive effects of the earth's magnetic field.
A Holz100 home is a natural way of shielding you and your family from external harmful effects and at the same time bring you an oasis of peace and relaxation.
By nine out of ten people, and as being the most environmentally friendly by seven out of ten people. By comparison the second most popular material, brick, received an average of 34% less positive feedback.
The use of wooden products in a nursing home increases the number of interactions between individuals. A study in New Zealand presented 69 adults with images of 10 modern corporate interiors, chosen from recently published books showcasing contemporary design.
A Canadian study has demonstrated that the colours and texture of wood elicit feelings of ‘warmth’, ‘comfort’ and ‘relaxation’ in people, all emotions that have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and recovery times in hospital by studies examining the influences of music, plants and therapeutic massage.
The results of another study indicated that the use of wooden products increased the number of interactions between individuals (i.e. more talkative and more willing to engage with one another), improved emotional state and expanded self-expression in a positive way between seniors.
In a study of the behaviours and health statuses of 44 elderly Japanese residents using wooden tables, wooden chairs and tableware at a care home were examined and compared to residents using plastic products.
We advise that you can decrease the stress of school (one of the most stressful activities in childhood) by incorporating natural wood into the classroom can therefore have significant and long lasting positive effects such as a 100% pure solid wood material like Holz100.
There are also studies that suggest exposure to stress and stress hormones during childhood and adolescence increase the probability of individuals developing stress-related mental disorders later in life, as well as influencing the timing of puberty.
Did you know that long term exposure to environments that induce stress as most conventional homes do - can trigger serious health consequences, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic complications? Build with Holz100 today.
These physiological responses are specifically controlled by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). SNS activation occurs when the body prepares itself for stress, increasing blood pressure and heart rate, whilst inhibiting digestion, recovery and the immune system in order to deal with any immediate threats it perceives.
The studies examining the effects of wooden rooms and furnishings clearly demonstrate that the presence of wood has positive physiological effects, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and stress responses when compared to other material types.
Did you know that CLT without glue is healthy for students in schools? In contrast to those that study and learn in schools with wooden places, students taught in conventionally-built classrooms had increased heart rates and had greater stress responses.
The “WOODCUBE”, developed as part of the IBA Hamburg 2013, is a prominent example of this approach. By making the switch from CLT to Holz100, WOODCUBE was able to achieve high quality building standards such as saving up to 95% energy.
Through a smart approach and the use of highly modern technology, it has been transformed into a smart material that can define inner city housing construction. Without the toxicity of CLT and low energy efficiency of log homes, Holz100 brings no compromise.
Wood has been used as a construction material for thousands of years. However, log homes bring inefficient thermal insulation due to the nature of is construction and CLT uses glues, toxins and preservatives - making Holz100 the best option for timber buildings.
Nevertheless, the DGNB nominated the “WOODCUBE” for the 2013 German Sustainability Prize, which it shared with two other buildings. Woodcube used Thoma Holz100, the best choice from its competitors: CLT and log homes.
... on the basis that it did not want the “WOODCUBE” to be placed in the same category as other buildings that had received the Gold Seal. Holz100 is in the same category as CLT, and performs much better than log homes, but is one of its kind with a waste-free life cycle and surpasses all building standards.
This would have been possible if a preliminary investigation had been carried out, as its consistent environmental focus would have met the sustainability criteria, with energy savings of up to 95 per cent. After discussions with the DGNB, DeepGreen turned down the Gold certification...
... makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable building typologies, while venturing far beyond prevailing construction standards and the current discourse surrounding sustainability in architecture. It is worth noting that the project did not receive the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Gold Seal.
The restructuring within the project company also led to delays in the planning process. Ultimately, the project benefited from the difficult circumstances that it underwent on the way to its final concept, and the “WOODCUBE” ...
However, the new team put together by DeepGreen thoroughly matched the quality of that in the competition.
Since repeated attempts were made throughout the project to implement genuine innovations, the planning process often reached a point where the whole project came into question.
The stated aim of the IBA Hamburg has always been to implement the project using the team that won the competition. This did not happen in the case of the “WOODCUBE”.
... to that of a Passive House. If we look at the building’s energy requirement purely in terms of the numbers, it comes to 18 kWh/m2 per year, which is roughly equivalent to the Passive House standard.
... the positive material properties of solid wood construction in terms of energy efficiency cannot be attained through conventional methods. The actual energy consumption is likely to be similar ...