News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Sustainable buildings)
2017
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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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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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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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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03
December
2015
While global leaders struggle to reach a global climate agreement at the COP21, the VELUX Group is implementing an affordable and large-scale concept for climate renovations. The full scale renovation case is part of a social housing complex in Bruss...
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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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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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23
April
2015
Today, the VELUX Group will participate in the official opening of Green Solution House - one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. Green Solution House is a Danish hotel and conference centre that is inspired by the Active House principles.  ...
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25
March
2015
That was the main conclusion of the VELUX Group’s “Healthy Building Day” conference in Brussels on 24 March. The conclusion is based on scientific learnings about indoor health and well-being from the VELUX Model Homes 2020 programme. Europeans are r...
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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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19
January
2015
2015 has been proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies by the United Nations. International Year of Light is a global initiative highlighting the importance of light to our lives, our future and the development of society. ...
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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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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
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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25
March
2014
The Corporate Responsibility report just published by the VELUX Group shows that the company is in the lead in terms of sustainability. In addition to having a historically low number of work-related accidents, the report also shows that VELUX roof w...
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2013
12
November
2013
Buildings account for around 40% of the global energy demand and therefore represent a great but unleashed potential of gaining major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This is one of the main points which will be put forward by Jørgen Tang-Je...
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24
June
2013
Daylight is a key to a better living. These are some of the main observations made of test families having lived in an entirely climate renovated house and a sustainable new build, the LichtAktiv Haus in Germany and the CarbonLight Homes in the UK....
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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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10
June
2013
The VELUX Group is in the race to win a sustainability award for the second consecutive year, this time as strategic partner in the project Green Solution House, now nominated among hundreds of projects worldwide as a nominee for the Sustainia Awar...
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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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30
May
2013
In May 2013, some of the world's leading experts in daylight gathered at the 5th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Copenhagen to discuss and debate the use of daylight when creating the sustainable buildings of tomorrow. But what makes daylight so import...
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08
May
2013
Next week, 300 of the world's leading experts in daylight gather in Copenhagen. Their goal is to challenge the use of sunlight to transform today's buildings into sustainable and healthy indoor environments in the future.  ...
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05
April
2013
During the first Finnish state visit to Denmark since 2001, President Sauli Niinistö and Minister of Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomija visited the roof window manufacturer, the VELUX Group. Central to the visit was the question of the sustainable society...
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12
February
2013
The freezing cold of winter drives most of us indoors and we close doors and windows behind us. But indoor activity and too little ventilation can be a harmful cocktail, leading to increased humidity in the home – if it is not regularly aired out. ...
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2012
10
October
2012
Sustainable building and climate renovation bring many benefits for users, owners and society in general. A new guide from the organisation Sustainia presents sound arguments for doing so – and backs them up with facts and cases. ...
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04
October
2012
The VELUX Group will be a proud partner when former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Copenhagen to celebrate global sustainable solutions at the grand Sustainia Award Ceremony on 11 October 2012. ...
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