News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Healthy buildings)
2017
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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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
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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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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09
May
2016
The German research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, has published its latest report which shows that despite improvements to school buildings in recent years, we are yet to provide school children with an optimum indoor envi...
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20
April
2016
Europeans who live in unhealthy homes experience worse overall health, as well as suffering flu-like symptoms and fatigue more often, a new study from VELUX and Humboldt University finds. The study points to five characteristics of unhealthy homes, s...
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19
January
2016
Daylight streaming in from brand new roof windows in the local clubhouse. A dream that could come true for sports clubs across Europe when the VELUX Group donates roof windows to club houses to mark its 75th anniversary.  ...
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2015
14
December
2015
The VELUX Group is satisfied with the result of the COP21 negotiations – it is an important international step in the right direction. But it also opens possibilities from a VELUX perspective and for as such. ...
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02
September
2015
The VELUX Daylight Symposium celebrated its 10th anniversary as the two-day conference was kicked off today. Scientists and practioners adressed the topic: Daylight as a driver of change in today’s 24/7 society. ...
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26
August
2015
How can we enhance our health and well-being with daylight? This is one of the questions, which will be discussed at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium which is just around the corner. More than 300 researchers and practitioners are ready to convene th...
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18
June
2015
As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week High-Level Policy Conference, EuroACE organises on Wednesday 17th June 2015 an interactive event in cooperation with its member company The VELUX Group, entitled “Quizzing the Stakeholders: Renovating Buildin...
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24
March
2015
No healthy home, no healthy life. Fresh air and plenty of daylight in the home are two surprising top scorers when Europeans are asked about what is important for their health. This is the conclusion of a new study, the Healthy Homes Barometer by the...
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04
March
2015
A long-missing key component for the preservation of Danish building heritage has arrived. On 1 February, the VELUX Group opened the order book of the new but classic roof window for historical buildings – an important product that serves to unite pa...
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2014
26
November
2014
The VELUX Group is today taking part in a conference and export promotion at the Danish embassy in Germany in order to promote its green building solutions. The Group has joined forces with a number of other Danish companies and organisations that ha...
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03
November
2014
A report published today, 3 November 2014, by The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) reveals that 6 out of 10 EU member states have submitted renovation strategies that are not compliant with Article 4 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive...
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22
October
2014
According to a recently published study by leading expert Dr. Richard Hobday, infections caught in buildings are a major global cause of sickness and mortality. As we spend more than 90 percent of our time indoor, the importance of a good indoor clim...
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26
June
2014
As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week High-Level Policy Conference, EuroACE organises on Wednesday 25th June 2014 a joint event with its member company the VELUX Group, entitled "Quizzing the Stakeholders: Making Energy Efficient Buildings More...
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13
May
2014
Analysis show that a VELUX roof window saves more CO2 than it costs to produce and dispose of - mainly due to the free solar energy entering through the window. Consequently, installing a VELUX roof window will help meet the increased demand for ener...
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04
April
2014
Grundfos, Danfoss, the VELUX Group and Rockwool have joined forces in the project BetterHome to promote the energy modernisation and optimisation of small detached houses. Danish home owners should find saving energy and raising comfort levels at hom...
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29
January
2014
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a scary reality and we will have to do more to stop infection from spreading. In a recently published review, Dr Richard Hobday says that creating a healthier indoor climate with daylight and fresh air in our buildin...
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2013
17
June
2013
As buildings account for 40% of energy demand, they also play an essential role in solving the challenge of reducing the world's energy consumption. We can get most of the way to achieving Europe's 2020 carbon emission target by halving the energy ...
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2012
02
July
2012
The first personal experience report of the temporary residents shows that the expectations for the innovative building concept have been completely fulfilled. Sunlighthouse is allowing the VELUX Group to provide evidence that carbon-neutral, reso...
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22
March
2012
Now comes the tough practical trial: for a whole year Yasmin and Ludwig Dorfstetter and their two children will be testing Sunlighthouse in practice. ...
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2011
12
October
2011
When the sixth full-scale experimental building opens in France next week, the VELUX Group will have completed its Model Home 2020 project, based on a vision for CO2-neutral buildings with a high level of liveability. For the last two years, th...
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22
September
2011
As part of the official Danish Royal visit to Russia, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark opened the first Active House in Russia. The house, situated on the outskirts of Moscow, sets a new benchmark for low-energy housing in Russia.  ...
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10
August
2011
The design strategy of the completed VELUX CarbonLight Homes was released today as the homes were unveiled at an opening ceremony in Rothwell, Kettering, attended by Heather Wheeler MP, The Mayor of Kettering, local Councillors and the project part...
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31
May
2011
Green Lighthouse is Denmark's first carbon-neutral public building. As an innovation project, it is intended to provide experience for the sustainable buildings of the future. Eighteen months after the Green Lighthouse at Copenhagen University open...
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