News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Renovation)
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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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
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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16
March
2015
Daylight has always been an important factor in the way we interact with design and decoration. We choose light for the ambience it lends to a home, where different rooms need different light settings. Whether the light comes from lamps, candles or d...
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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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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
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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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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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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25
June
2014
On the outskirts of Farum, a small town 20 kilometres north of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, the Posehuset country estate lies only a stone's throw from the country road. Right on the edge of the woods, the whitewashed, thatched house looks lik...
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26
May
2014
The first time Anders and Malene Søndergaard stood in front of the yellow-brick building located in a quiet suburb north of Copenhagen, they immediately fell in love with the old building and agreed: this house, surrounded by a big garden with fruit ...
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23
May
2014
Two winners and five honourable mentions were presented and honoured at the VELUX International Design Awards ceremonyat the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands on 22 May 2014. Hyunjeong Kim from the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany...
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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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2013
18
November
2013
The VELUX Group has announced the launch of the first scalable climate renovation project. A climate renovation is a unique concept in which health and well-being combine with high energy efficiency. After experimenting with several demonstration bui...
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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
13
August
2012
In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Europeans have found it difficult to sell their homes. But simple things can be done to give things a nudge in the right direction. An experiment conducted by the VELUX Group shows that new roof and facade wi...
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05
July
2012
Whilst worn-out cultural centres all over Europe are struggling to attract users, a local culture centre in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen has tripled its user activity. Its success lies in focussing on daylight and fresh air in the renovation...
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04
June
2012
Sustainable buildings are a decisive factor for a more sustainable world – but to what extend can buildings increase quality of life for people, boost productivity at work or reduce health costs for society? A new study will seek to identify, explo...
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2010
19
November
2010
Germany's first carbon-neutral renovated single-family homeLichtAktiv Haus is placed in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg. After a five-month construction phase, the transformation is complete and this 50-year-old traditional semi-detached house...
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01
October
2010
Buildings account for 40 per cent of all energy consumption in Europe. So, buildings constitute a substantial potential when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions. By far the greatest part of the problem is the existing building stock. Consequently, c...
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2009
24
November
2009
Energy renovation of existing buildings represents a huge potential in relation to saving energy and carbon emission. In connection with COP15 the VELUX Group is presenting a flagship energy renovation project of an old industrial building turned i...
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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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