News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (daylight)
2017
19
September
2017
VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO has received a Special Jury Mention at the Batimat Innovation Awards in France. The special mention is for Combination of Expertise, and recognizes the partnership of two innovative companies who are leaders in their respect...
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01
September
2017
Are you an architecture student and passionate about daylight in architecture? Now you have the chance to show how you see the role of daylight, as the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture invites contestants to sign up. ...
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03
July
2017
VELUX researchers and architects shines light on the need for healthier buildings at two of Europe’s leading building science conferences opening today. ...
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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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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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06
April
2017
When the VELUX Group began donating Natural Light solar lamps to off-grid communities in Africa the aim was both to bring a sustainable light source to those living without access to electricity, and also to create a business model for local sales ag...
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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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23
January
2017
The universe is dark – and mainly consists of dark matter and dark energy. Only 5% of the universe is composed of luminous matter from galaxies, planets and stars. Yet little is known about the rest of the universe. But according to Professor Jens Hj...
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2016
18
November
2016
The VELUX Group is proud to announce the two global winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture: Redistribution of Light by Kwang Hoon Lee, Hyuk Sung Kwon and Yu Min Park, Republic of Korea. This project was the winn...
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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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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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01
July
2016
The ten regional winners showed a level of investigation and understanding of how daylight is vital for architecture and how daylight can create space. They integrated creative daylight solutions in the city and in dense communities and they showed r...
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24
May
2016
An extended analysis, based on a Europe-wide survey investigating the impact of school environments on children, has found that the quality of daylight conditions in classrooms have a significant effect on the pupils’ academic performance. Following ...
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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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21
April
2016
The VKR Group, parent company of the VELUX Group, awarded first, second and third place in its painting competition to Eva Navarro from Spain, Shuwen Yang from China and Ruben Monakhov from Russia, at its official 75th anniversary celebrations. Th...
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12
April
2016
The International VELUX Award 2016, which inspires students of architecture to work with daylight in architecture, has received registrations from 97 countries. ...
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17
March
2016
The VELUX Group presents the International VELUX Award 2016 to inspire students of architecture all over the world to work with daylight in architecture. Registration for the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture, which chall...
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25
February
2016
Natural Light lamps, handheld solar powered lamps, are now bringing light and a better life to people in Zambia. The lamps are particularly crucial in Zambia as only 20 per cent of the population have access to electricity. When darkness falls, the r...
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12
February
2016
A diverse and international jury comprised of renowned architects and architectural media will elect the winners of the International VELUX Award 2016. ...
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04
January
2016
150 local sales agents trained in Senegal, Zimbabwe and Zambia. ...
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2015
03
September
2015
In London, 3 September at the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium, the winners of the international design competition Natural Light presented the first prototype of a solar lamp. 14,500 editions of this lamp will be distributed in Africa in the beginning o...
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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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27
May
2015
The winter is over and the sunny spring has arrived. If the fresh fragrance of spring air is to make its way into your home, airing out must become an everyday ritual. All it takes to bring spring indoors and to have a healthier indoor climate is 5-1...
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28
April
2015
On 2-3 September 2015, researchers, architects and other building professionals will meet in London for the 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium. The Symposium will explore the potential of daylight to drive change in the way we think and design living envir...
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21
April
2015
The Daylight/Architecture Magazine, published by the VELUX Group, is nominated for the European Best of Corporate Publishing Award 2015 and for the Swedish Golden Egg 2015.  ...
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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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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
29
October
2014
At the Award event of the International VELUX Award 2014, three prize winners and nine mentions were awarded. A team of four students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, takes first prize with their project "Light, Revitalization", a beautifu...
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