by VELUX Group
We are happy to invite daylight research PhD students to the 5th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum taking place on 8th October 2019 in Paris
What is the VELUX Daylight Academic Forum?
VELUX Daylight Academic Forum is a one-day event addressed to PhD students working with daylight research. It is held together with an invited panel of leading scientific experts and provides PhD students with an opportunity to present their study to experienced researchers and fellow students, discuss it […]
by VELUX Group
How can homes, schools and offices truly support human needs? How can these buildings and others be healthy places for their occupants, while also being energy efficient, respectful of resource consumption and in balance with nature?
Answers to these questions and more will be provided at this year’s VELUX Daylight Symposium and VELUX Healthy Buildings Day, which are held for the first time back to back in one best-practice, knowledge-sharing event in Paris on October […]
Ph.D. thesis by Ali Motamed, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
One fifth of the electricity consumption of Swiss buildings is due to electric lighting. Integrated control of sun shading and artificial lighting can mitigate this demand while maintaining user comfort. However, the drawback of existing building control approaches is that they do not consider one of the main aspects of human-centric lighting: visual comfort. The goal of this doctoral thesis is to develop an integrated energy efficient sun shading and electric […]
Ph.D. Thesis by Mathias Adamsson, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University
This summary contains a discussion of the main findings in relation to the general aim of the thesis “Non-Image-Forming Effects of Light: Implications for the Design of Living and Working Environments”and the research questions connecting to the four themes. The work in this thesis has contributed to the research field by adding information on characteristics of the daily light exposure in real-life settings together with seasonal variations regarding psychological […]
by Mariann Elliassen, VELUX Group
The International VELUX Award is a biennial competition for students of architecture. Students from all over the world are challenged to work with daylight as an ever relevant source of light, life and joy. More than 600 student teams have submitted their daylight project to the International VELUX Award, and the jury has elected nine regional winners.
The total amount of 633 projects from around 250 different schools of architecture in 58 countries represents an incredible […]
by VELUX Group
Two hundred professionals within the field of architecture and research gathered at the iconic Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland on 27 September to honour Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi and American researcher Greg Ward. The two international profiles both received The Daylight Award 2018 and €100,000 for their groundbreaking work and dedication to daylight.
The Award for Daylight in Architecture
The Daylight Award for Architecture is awarded to one or more architects or other professionals who have distinguished themselves by […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
We are happy to announce that the 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium will be held in Paris in October 2019. More information about the event will be communicated in the coming month(s) including official dates and venue, call for papers and registration.
The VELUX Daylight Symposium is a biennial event gathering participants from research, architectural and engineering practices, as well as legislation and lighting design, from all over the world. The symposiums have been held in Budapest in 2005, […]
Ph.D. Thesis by Dr. Charlotte Goovaerts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Architectural Engineering
Daylighting in offices creates a comfortable and healthy working environment for its users. Additionally, it can decrease the electricity consumption for artificial lighting. However, maximizing the amount of daylight can cause some issues. In Northern European climates, visual discomfort is the most negative side effect from windows. Also, excessive short-wave directly-transmitted solar radiation and long-wave indirectly-transmitted energy can cause thermal discomfort and an increased energy demand for cooling. […]