News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Indoor climate)

2017
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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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
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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18
May
2016
Following a seven-month renovation project, the VELUX Group today officially opens its latest demo building – the RenovActive house – in Brussels, Belgium. The aim is to demonstrate that climate renovation based around the Active House principles of ...
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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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2015
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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10
March
2015
A new white paper from the German research institute Fraunhofer documents serious health problems related to damp and unhealthy indoor climate affecting 80 million Europeans. The VELUX Group believes this calls for political action at European level....
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2014
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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07
October
2014
Most buildings are renovated for functional and energy reasons, but there are other equally important advantages to focus on in a renovation or building project − such as health, well-being and comfort. The VELUX Group asked 19 leading international ...
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26
August
2014
The typical Danish single-family home of the Larsen family is located in the outskirts of Copenhagen. At first sight, it looks plain and undistinguishable from the other buildings in the neighbourhood. But once you enter through the front door, you w...
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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
31
May
2013
The use of daylight to create sustainable buildings and a healthy indoor climate was on the lips of everyone when the 5th VELUX Daylight Symposium took place in May 2013 − and with good reason. According to some of the world's leading experts in th...
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24
April
2013
A new study shows that something as simple as installing new windows and bringing more daylight into our homes may have positive effects on our body clock and general health. What is more, the effect is shown to be significant throughout every Europe...
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2012
07
December
2012
We roast and we baste, we pickle and we bake. December is a busy month in the kitchen, with Christmas dinner and lunches to prepare. The cooking smells and fumes are difficult to get rid of and can hang around for days. Here are five useful tips fo...
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24
October
2012
During the first Slovakian state visit to Denmark, the Presidential couple visited the VELUX Group, the only company visit made in their two-day stay. Central to the visit was the question of the sustainable society of the future, an increasingly i...
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12
October
2012
On 10 - 11 October 160 experts from 28 countries set out to discuss possible solutions to improve thermal comfort and indoor climate in the [nearly] zero-energy residential buildings of today and tomorrow. The venue was the 33rd AIVC Conference and...
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27
August
2012
About 180 million Euros in increased GNP and savings of 36 million Euros in public funds. That is the sum Denmark could save by replacing the lingering smell of sandwich boxes and stale air in state schools with fresh air. The calculation appears i...
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08
May
2012
The home of the future, with an excellent indoor climate and unique daylight influx and energy consumption that meets the demands of 2020 is already possible today. ...
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18
April
2012
At the recent Batibouw fair in Belgium EU commissioner on Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, appeals to the building industry for it to build, show and disseminate the good solutions on how we can live up to the energy requirements of tomorrow with ...
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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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31
January
2012
​The VELUX Group - the global leader in roof windows and skylights - is launching a new generation of roof windows that take energy efficiency, daylight, and comfort to new and higher levels. ...
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2011
14
October
2011
The key lies in finding the right balance between the focus on energy consumption, renewable energy, indoor climate and the interaction between people and buildings.  ...
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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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2009
24
November
2009
Today, VELUX House was topped out. VELUX House will serve as the official exit building from the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. ...
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12
November
2009
The inauguration of Osram Culture Centre, the City of Copenhagen's energy renovation project of a cultural centre, takes place today. ...
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2007
09
May
2007
Daylight considerably affects human performance which is why it needs to be given even greater priority by architects, contractors and legislators who need to be equipped with the right tools to exploit daylight in buildings. At the second internatio...
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