News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Model Home 2020)

2016
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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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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2012
16
July
2012
The VELUX Model Home 2020 project emerged as the winner of the Innovation Award for Building Technology at the prestigious British Homes Awards (BHA) held on Thursday 1st July in Central London. The two zero carbon homes were selected for the ac...
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04
July
2012
For the next year the Pastour family will stay in Maison Air et Lumière testing how well the designs perform in terms of both energy and living comfort so that the projections of the house can be compared with the real-life experiment. Fabrice ...
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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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20
June
2012
Model Home 2020, created by the VELUX Group, has been acclaimed for its contribution to sustainable buildings of the future. The project has just been included in the newly-created list, Sustainia100, of the world's 100 most sustainable projects. ...
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15
May
2012
Model Home 2020, created by the VELUX Group, has just been nominated for the EU Com-mission's prestigious sustainability award, Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2012. ...
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2011
20
October
2011
The completed VELUX Maison Air et Lumière was unveiled today at an opening ceremony in the Paris Commune, Verrières Le Buisson. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, the Mayor of V...
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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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10
October
2011
As part of the green growth conference "Take Lead", the VELUX Group is facilitating the workshop "Sustainable Living in Buildings".  ...
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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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09
May
2011
The project Model Home 2020 is a vision for climate-neutral buildings with a high degree of liveability. The project started in 2009 and involves the construction of six houses in five countries across Europe. All houses will be monitored in terms ...
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2010
17
December
2010
A year has passed since Green Lighthouse opened its doors for the first time. The CO2-neutral building has been visited by more than 2,000 groups from near and far, including several heads of state, and has received eight national and internatio...
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03
November
2010
VELUX has recently opened Austria's first carbon-neutral one-family house, Sunlighthouse, which is placed in Pressbaum near Vienna, Austria. Sunlighthouse is the third of six Model Home 2020 experiment in Europe launched by the VELUX Group as part ...
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02
November
2010
A single-family house that has a healthy indoor climate, is flooded with daylight, generates more energy than it needs and neutralises its CO2 emissions. ...
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16
October
2010
A welcoming atmosphere in a modern home that makes the most of daylight – that was the verdict of the Simonsen family of five after their house was given a daylight makeover. The renovation was carried out whilst the family was living as human g...
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14
October
2010
VELUX MODEL HOME 2020, France: Maison Air et Lumière is a new generation of active house designed with the residents' quality of life. Maison Air et Lumière is a new generation of active house designed with the residents' quality of life at the ...
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29
September
2010
The Climate Commission's report does not place enough emphasis on the role of solar energy in its otherwise useful contribution to reducing Denmark's CO2 emissions, says the VELUX Group. People require a good indoor climate and have a basic need t...
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28
September
2010
VELUX Company Ltd marked the start of construction on its ModelHome 2020 project with a groundbreaking ceremony on the site where it will build two zero carbon homes in Rothwell, Kettering, on Wednesday 22nd September. The ceremony was attended by...
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2009
04
December
2009
The VELUX Group has launched the project Model Home 2020 as a vision for climate-neutral buildings with a high level of livability. As part of its strategy to take an active part in developing sustainable building, from 2008 to 2010, VELUX will bui...
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08
September
2009
Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, 8 September 2009. "How do we want to live in the future?" The Internationale Bauausstellung (international building exhibition) IBA Hamburg and VELUX Germany search for answers to this question in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. ...
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20
April
2009
Monday 20 April saw the official opening of the first of six CO2 neutral experimental houses to be built in five European countries as part of the VELUX Model Home 2020 concept. ...
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2008
14
July
2008
How can we obtain healthy and climate-neutral buildings in the future? VELUX sets out six real-life experiments to pursue some answers to this question. ...
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