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WOOD WORKPLACE WELLBEING

Acoustic Performance up to Rw 54dB.

Fire rated up to EI 60 (integrity / insulation).

WOOD • WORKPLACE • WELLBEING

In a global Study conducted by the World Green Building Council, natural elements, particularly wood and light had impacts on happiness, creativity and productivity. Workers in the UK reported 15% increase in well-being and are 6% more productive with a reduction in abstention rates.

There is a growing awareness of the importance of connecting buildings with the natural world. With biophilic design and using natural elements like wood we can bring nature indoors and provide a healthier, happier environment for all (1)

Research has long shown that exposure to the natural environment positively impacts human health and well-being, both physical and psychological. Lower blood pressure and reduced levels of aggression are just some of the measured positive outcomes in humans. Increasingly, those same benefits are being attributed to wood visible in the built environment, such as timber systems and finishes. The link between wood and human health has been demonstrated clearly in studies in Japan, the US, Canada and are also emerging in Europe. A study conducted by the University of British Columbia refitted similar offices with different materials and measured health aspects of the occupants. It is found that as visual wood surfaces in a rooms increased, sympathetic nervous system activation was lowered, which is responsible for physiological stress responses.(2)

(1)(source https://makeitwood.org/healthandwellbeing/)

(2)Augistin, S and Fell, D., Wood as a restorative Material in Healthcare Environments, FPInnovations, University of British Columbia, 2014

About Imola Timber Partitioning System

Imola is fully certified and third party tested. Imola incorporates single and double glazed, solid / veneered panel and door modules. Glazed elevations are available with mullion and or transom style design or glass-to-glass dry joint for continuous glass wall effect.

Imola masters the challenge of achieving aesthetic design combined with outstanding performance; acoustics (up to Rw 54dB) and fire rating up to EI 60 (integrity  / insulation) and structural performance (Severe Duty).

The standard design door modules offer the choice of traditional positioned doorstop, flush rebated door & frame and the Imola unique concealed door frame with sequentially matched veneer panel and door.

A number of transition posts cater for differing wall starts and drywall conditions including stylish shadow gap features.

Where project specific site dimensions require alternate frame dimensions, our technical team is available to assist the specifier in detailing the frame system to ensure performance criteria are maintained.

Key Data

Sound Isolation
• Glazed Screens up to Rw 54dB
• Timber Doors up to Rw 43dB

Fire Rating
• Double and Single Glazed option to EI30 (integrity and Insulation).
• Double and Single Glazed option to EI60 (integrity and Insulation).

Other Options
• Integrated and fully concealed electronic locking
• Offset hinges on floor springs
• Timber and glass doors available
• Framed or frameless glazing is available

FSC
Imola products are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner, the company has been assessed by Control Union Certification for FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council ®) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) Chain of Custody.

 

Latest Case Study

Imola was used throughout this retrofit at Ireland’s largest University UCD. Wood a natural material has brought warmth to a formerly cold concrete building. The benefits of using biophilic wood based materials are numerous. Wood is one of the only carbon neutral renewal construction materials available.

In a global Study conducted by the World Green Building Council, natural elements, particular wood and light had impacts on happiness, creativity and productivity. Workers in the UK reported 15% increase in well-being and are 6% more productive with a reduction in abstention rates.

WOOD • WORKPLACE • WELLBEING

In a global Study conducted by the World Green Building Council, natural elements, particularly wood and light had impacts on happiness, creativity and productivity. Workers in the UK reported 15% increase in well-being and are 6% more productive with a reduction in abstention rates.

There is a growing awareness of the importance of connecting buildings with the natural world. With biophilic design and using natural elements like wood we can bring nature indoors and provide a healthier, happier environment for all (1)

Research has long shown that exposure to the natural environment positively impacts human health and well-being, both physical and psychological. Lower blood pressure and reduced levels of aggression are just some of the measured positive outcomes in humans. Increasingly, those same benefits are being attributed to wood visible in the built environment, such as timber systems and finishes. The link between wood and human health has been demonstrated clearly in studies in Japan, the US, Canada and are also emerging in Europe. A study conducted by the University of British Columbia refitted similar offices with different materials and measured health aspects of the occupants. It is found that as visual wood surfaces in a rooms increased, sympathetic nervous system activation was lowered, which is responsible for physiological stress responses.(2)

(1)(source https://makeitwood.org/healthandwellbeing/)

(2)Augistin, S and Fell, D., Wood as a restorative Material in Healthcare Environments, FPInnovations, University of British Columbia, 2014

About Imola Timber Partitioning System

Imola is fully certified and third party tested partitioning system. Imola incorporates single and double glazed, solid / veneered panel and door modules. Glazed elevations are available with mullion and or transom style design or glass-to-glass dry joint for continuous glass wall effect.

Imola masters the challenge of achieving aesthetic design combined with outstanding performance; acoustics (up to Rw 54dB) and fire rating up to EI 60 (integrity  / insulation) and structural performance (Severe Duty).

The standard design door modules offer the choice of traditional positioned doorstop, flush rebated door & frame and the Imola unique concealed door frame with sequentially matched veneer panel and door.

A number of transition posts cater for differing wall starts and drywall conditions including stylish shadow gap features.

Where project specific site dimensions require alternate frame dimensions, our technical team is available to assist the specifier in detailing the frame system to ensure performance criteria are maintained.

 

Key Performance Data

Sound Isolation
• Glazed Screens up to Rw 54dB
• Timber Doors up to Rw 43dB

Fire Rating (Tested and Certified by IFC Group)
• Double and Single Glazed option to EI30 (integrity and Insulation).
• Double and Single Glazed option to EI60 (integrity and Insulation).

Other Options
• Integrated and fully concealed electronic locking
• Offset hinges on floor springs
• Timber and glass doors available
• Framed or frameless glazing is available

FSC
Imola products are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner, the company has been assessed by Control Union Certification for FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council ®) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) Chain of Custody.

 

“Companies with healthy and happy employees are two times more innovative.”
— GENSLER U.S. WORKPLACE SURVEY 2016

“People exposed to nature show a boost in their performance on creative problem-solving by 50%.”
— BUSINESS INSIDER

“75% of employers ranked stress as their top health + productivity concern.”
— WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

“A happy and healthy workplace is the foundation for a successful business.”
— ARTHUR GENSLER

Latest Case Study

UCD Tierney Building

Imola was used throughout this exciting project at Ireland’s largest University UCD. Wood a natural material has brought warmth to a formerly cold concrete building. The benefits of using biophilic wood based materials are numerous. Wood is one of the only carbon neutral renewal construction materials available.

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