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2017
13
December
2017
As Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in movie theatres worldwide this winter, there is no better opportunity to bring the Star Wars galaxy straight to your bedroom roof windows. Designed for the modern room with comfort and individuality in mind, the St...
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28
November
2017
“We are thrilled and proud to present this esteemed jury to the works of engaged students from all over the world and we truly hope that all efforts will be made to showcase explorations and excitement in the two award categories `daylight in buildin...
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19
September
2017
VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO has received a Special Jury Mention at the Batimat Innovation Awards in France. The special mention is for Combination of Expertise, and recognizes the partnership of two innovative companies who are leaders in their respect...
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18
September
2017
On the last day of the VELUX Group’s strategy conference, held every four years, Chairman Søren Bjerre-Nielsen announced to the 120 members of the company’s global management that, after 17 years as CEO for VELUX A/S, Jørgen Tang-Jensen is to retire ...
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06
September
2017
The “Health in all EU Policies” event was held today at the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by MEP Anneli Jätteenmäki (ALDE), rapporteur on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and F...
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01
September
2017
Are you an architecture student and passionate about daylight in architecture? Now you have the chance to show how you see the role of daylight, as the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture invites contestants to sign up. ...
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31
August
2017
The VELUX Group will be exhibiting its latest innovation, VELUX ACTIVE with Netatmo, at IFA 2017 in Berlin. IFA is one of Europe’s most prestigious consumer electronics shows, and runs 1st-6th September 2017. ...
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03
July
2017
VELUX researchers and architects shines light on the need for healthier buildings at two of Europe’s leading building science conferences opening today. ...
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16
June
2017
At the VELUX A/S annual general meeting on 6 March 2017, Kim Fausing was elected new chairman of the board. He replaced Søren Bjerre-Nielsen, member of the VELUX A/S board for a number of years, in recent years in the capacity of chairman. ...
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06
June
2017
On Sunday June 4 2017, HC Vardar was crowned winner of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2017 after a weekend packed with handball, stars and enthusiastic fans.                 Each year, the VELUX EHF FINAL4 becomes a melting pot f...
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01
June
2017
Last year, fans at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 championship could enter a VELUX competition in front of the handball arena and donate a Natural Light solar lamp to Africa. For every goal scored by the fans a lamp was donated to off-grid regions of Africa. A...
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31
May
2017
The VELUX Group today announces that its RenovActive concept will be used by Belgian Social Housing Association, “Le Foyer Anderlechtois” to renovate 86 of their properties in the Anderlecht area of Brussels. VELUX’s RenovActive project took a pro...
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31
May
2017
Healthy homes? One in six Europeans lives in an “unhealthy” building, increasing the chance of illness by 66% Heat or Eat? One in ten Europeans suffers energy poverty, doubling the chance of poor health ...
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11
May
2017
Above quote by French architect Anne Lacaton from the award winning practice Lacaton and Vassal was one of many important statements from the 7th Daylight Symposium, held in Berlin on 3-4 May 2017. Under the theme, “HEALTHY & CLIMATE-FRIENDLY ARCHITE...
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01
May
2017
Four keynote presentations by critically acclaimed architects will be live-streamed from the international forum for daylight and architecture, the Daylight Symposium, to be held for the 7th time, 3-4 May 2017 ...
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06
April
2017
When the VELUX Group began donating Natural Light solar lamps to off-grid communities in Africa the aim was both to bring a sustainable light source to those living without access to electricity, and also to create a business model for local sales ag...
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24
March
2017
Daylight is vital to our long-term health and wellbeing. Yet, our modern way of living challenges our daily access to daylight and connection to nature, ultimately leading to a daylight deficit. So what role is left for architects and planners whe...
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17
March
2017
VELUX today publishes its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which details the company’s ongoing commitments and progress in the area of CSR. Highlights of 2016 report include: • 98% of wood used in manufacturing sourced from certifie...
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15
March
2017
Vienna, 10 March 2017. Title sponsor of the VELUX EHF Champions League, the VELUX Group, has officially launched its ‘Let’s Play’ campaign, offering youth teams between the ages of 8 and 14 the chance to win a set of handballs completely free of char...
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23
January
2017
The universe is dark – and mainly consists of dark matter and dark energy. Only 5% of the universe is composed of luminous matter from galaxies, planets and stars. Yet little is known about the rest of the universe. But according to Professor Jens Hj...
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04
January
2017
LAS VEGAS, 3rd January 2017 VELUX today announces a partnership with revolutionary smart home company Netatmo. VELUX is working with Netatmo to develop innovative indoor climate solutions called VELUX Active. Both the partnership and the product c...
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2016
21
December
2016
Using an entrepreneurial distribution model, the Natural Light project will now donate a second instalment of 20,000 solar lamps. These will be sold by new sales agents in off-grid communities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and, for the first time...
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18
November
2016
The VELUX Group is proud to announce the two global winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture: Redistribution of Light by Kwang Hoon Lee, Hyuk Sung Kwon and Yu Min Park, Republic of Korea. This project was the winn...
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16
November
2016
New research from the German research institute Fraunhofer Institut für Bauphysik IBP reveals that 84 million Europeans live in homes that are too damp, causing respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD. European governments’ expenditures on asth...
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09
November
2016
For the first time, the building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing window...
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08
November
2016
Ten regional winners from Africa, the Americas, Asia & Oceania, Eastern Europe & Middle East and Western Europe will present their projects live to the jury in the morning on 18th November. Two global winners announced at World Architecture Festival ...
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20
September
2016
LONDON, 19TH SETEMBER 2016. The VELUX Group today announces its collaboration with engineering firm Arup, along with Frener & Reifer, BAM and further partners to create the “Circular Building”. The aim is to demonstrate how the circular economy ca...
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04
September
2016
New ideas, tools and methods for design of buildings that promote happiness and health emerged at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium in London 2-3 September. For two days, researchers, architects, engineers and building professionals discussed how dayl...
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15
August
2016
Apple HomeKit, which now has its very own app, offers a simple and secure way to set up and control home automation from the palm of your hand. Bringing the internet of things into your home, the VELUX Group believes that home automation is crucia...
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01
July
2016
The ten regional winners showed a level of investigation and understanding of how daylight is vital for architecture and how daylight can create space. They integrated creative daylight solutions in the city and in dense communities and they showed r...
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