Model Home 2020 selected as one of the world's 100 most sustainable projects
Model Home 2020, created by the VELUX Group, has been acclaimed for its contribution to sustainable buildings of the future. The project has just been included in the newly-created list, Sustainia100, of the world's 100 most sustainable projects.
Sustainia100 is an international list of 100 current and sustainable initiatives from all over the world. Each exemplifies the innovation and inspiration behind sustainable solutions in ten different sectors: energy, buildings, cities, resources, foodstuffs, fashion, health, education and IT. The intention of the Sustainia100 list is to encourage and motivate ordinary people, trade and commerce, and politicians; and to use existing projects to provide an overview of the building bricks and solutions that are avail-able, here and now, to create the sustainable society of the future.
Model Home 2020 – source of inspiration for the future
With its appearance on the Sustainia100 list, Model Home 2020, comprising six demo buildings in five European countries, will help demonstrate to the world how we are capable of constructing sustainable buildings of the future with products that exist today:
"The six buildings in the Model Home 2020 project were designed and built to show one way we can meet the EU's energy legislation demands for 2020 without compromising a good indoor climate based on masses of daylight and fresh air. By being part of Sustainia100, our vision and results will be high-lighted globally as one of the hundred most sustainable projects in the world and thereby act as a source of inspiration for future projects," says Lone Feifer, Project Director of the VELUX Group.
Sustainia – sustainable society of the future
Sustainia100 is part of Sustainia, a model of sustainable society of the future based on existing green solutions and technologies. It was created by the think tank Mandag Morgen (Monday Morning) together with several international champions of climate issues, including former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, as well as numerous international private companies, one of which is the VELUX Group.
On 20 June 2012, the Sustainia100 list of all the one hundred sustainable projects was made public at the world summit Rio+20 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro.
Read more about Sustainia and Sustainia100 at: http://www.sustainia.me/solutions/ and about VELUX Model Home 2020 at: http://www.velux.com/sustainable_living/model_home_2020?cache=0.
About the VELUX Group
The VELUX Group creates better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof. The VELUX product programme contains a wide range of roof windows and skylights, along with solutions for flat roofs. The Group also supplies many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, in-stallation products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for installation in roofs. The VELUX Group, which has manufacturing companies in 11 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, represents one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Group has about 10,000 employees and is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family. For more details, visit www.velux.com.