News and press releases - VELUX Media Centre | VELUX Group (Healthy buildings)

2019
10
October
2019
| 09:30 Europe/Copenhagen
An alarming 26 million – or 1 out of 3 - children in Europe live in unhealthy homes, with deficiencies like dampness or mould, darkness, excess noise and cold. If exposed to all four factors, children are four times more likely to suffer from poor he...
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21
May
2019
| 08:00 Europe/Copenhagen
The survey of 16,853 adults across 15 countries, across Europe and North America, found that despite 90% of respondents stating that they would enjoy spending more time in nature, over half (52%) said that in the last month they had on average only s...
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2018
12
December
2018
| 09:00 Europe/Copenhagen
In conjunction with the World Climate Summit at COP24, the World Green Building Council launches Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide ...
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26
November
2018
| 09:29 Europe/Copenhagen
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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26
September
2018
| 13:00 Europe/Copenhagen
The Healthy Homes Barometer 2018 is the 4th edition of this pan-European study, which takes the pulse of Europe’s buildings and examines the effects of housing on inhabitants’ health. This year’s report sheds light on some stark realities, especially...
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2017
22
December
2017
| 14:31 Europe/Copenhagen
LAS VEGAS, 3rd January 2017 VELUX today announces a partnership with revolutionary smart home company Netatmo. VELUX is working with Netatmo to develop innovative indoor climate solutions called VELUX Active. Both the partnership and the product c...
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06
September
2017
| 13:30 Europe/Copenhagen
The “Health in all EU Policies” event was held today at the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by MEP Anneli Jätteenmäki (ALDE), rapporteur on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and F...
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03
July
2017
| 11:47 Europe/Copenhagen
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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31
May
2017
| 12:00 Europe/Copenhagen
The VELUX Group today announces that its RenovActive concept will be used by Belgian Social Housing Association, “Le Foyer Anderlechtois” to renovate 86 of their properties in the Anderlecht area of Brussels. VELUX’s RenovActive project took a pro...
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31
May
2017
| 08:30 Europe/Copenhagen
Healthy homes? One in six Europeans lives in an “unhealthy” building, increasing the chance of illness by 66% Heat or Eat? One in ten Europeans suffers energy poverty, doubling the chance of poor health ...
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11
May
2017
| 12:11 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 12:04 Europe/Copenhagen
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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2016
09
November
2016
| 11:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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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15
August
2016
| 10:27 Europe/Copenhagen
Apple HomeKit, which now has its very own app, offers a simple and secure way to set up and control home automation from the palm of your hand. Bringing the internet of things into your home, the VELUX Group believes that home automation is crucia...
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09
May
2016
| 13:23 Europe/Copenhagen
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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20
April
2016
| 10:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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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19
January
2016
| 08:00 Europe/Copenhagen
Daylight streaming in from brand new roof windows in the local clubhouse. A dream that could come true for sports clubs across Europe when the VELUX Group donates roof windows to club houses to mark its 75th anniversary.  ...
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2015
14
December
2015
| 14:13 Europe/Copenhagen
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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02
September
2015
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 14:29 Europe/Copenhagen
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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18
June
2015
| 12:32 Europe/Copenhagen
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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24
March
2015
| 13:00 Europe/Copenhagen
No healthy home, no healthy life. Fresh air and plenty of daylight in the home are two surprising top scorers when Europeans are asked about what is important for their health. This is the conclusion of a new study, the Healthy Homes Barometer by the...
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04
March
2015
| 12:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
26
November
2014
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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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26
June
2014
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
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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29
January
2014
| 00:00 Europe/Copenhagen
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a scary reality and we will have to do more to stop infection from spreading. In a recently published review, Dr Richard Hobday says that creating a healthier indoor climate with daylight and fresh air in our buildin...
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