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2018
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December
2018
In conjunction with the World Climate Summit at COP24, the World Green Building Council launches Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide ...
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03
December
2018
The VELUX Group is proud to announce that “Light Forms Juggler” by Anastasia Maslova and “Road to Light” by Yuhan Lou, Di Lan, Yuan Liu, Yusong Liu are the global winners of the International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture. A jury of i...
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26
November
2018
Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted by the Buildings Performance Ins...
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28
October
2018
A survey by YouGov amongst 16,000 people worldwide reveals that more than half (53%) believe that daylight influences their sleep and nearly two thirds (63%) believe that daylight affects their productivity.  The global survey was commissioned as ...
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09
July
2018
The winners were elected from projects submitted by students from 250 different schools of architecture in 58 countries. The jury, consisting of internationally respected architects Carme Pigem Barceló founding partner of RCR Architects (ES), Li H...
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03
July
2018
The VELUX Group, the globally leading roof window manufacturer, has released the world’s first ‘plug-and-play’ system for smart sensor-based operation of roof windows, blinds and shutters for use in homes worldwide. VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO - an ...
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15
May
2018
New Indoor Generation spends 90% of time the indoors Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside but 77% are unaware according to global YouGov survey Children’s bedrooms are often among the most polluted rooms in th...
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19
April
2018
VELUX America LLC, the U.S. sales company of the VELUX Group, has acquired Wasco Products Inc., one of America’s oldest and largest skylight manufacturers. Wasco Products Inc, known as Wasco Skylights, has manufacturing facilities in Wells, Maine ...
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29
January
2018
A must for anyone considering a home makeover or attic conversion, the VELUX Group's new MyDaylight app virtually brings your room to life. From today, you will be able to see how daylight can reinvigorate and benefit your home on your iPhone or A...
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2017
28
November
2017
“We are thrilled and proud to present this esteemed jury to the works of engaged students from all over the world and we truly hope that all efforts will be made to showcase explorations and excitement in the two award categories `daylight in buildin...
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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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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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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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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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