by Michael K. Rasmussen, VELUX Group
Today, we are certain that our homes have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. We live 90 % of our lives inside buildings. Yet, an estimated 80 million Europeans live in homes that suffer from damp, which almost doubles the risk of developing asthma. Indoor air quality is a major health concern for Europe.
“There are things we know, and things we do not know”
We are equally certain that our homes have a huge […]
by Carlo Miki Lukassen, Greenlandic Photographer
Great and inspiring story tellers and explorers connect our world. There is many ways to tell a story and many ways to explore. Story tellers lead us emotionally and we follow them simply using our imagination. And the stories can lead us into good mood or bad mood.
I am here to tell a short story about a world to explore. There is many ways to tell a story, I think the most common techniques to tell a story […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. This year #EarthHour is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm local time.
Help us spread the word! Earth Hour 2015 is about getting the crowd to use #YourPower to change climate change. Every action counts. Use the Earth Hour poster, logos, web banners, social media tool-kit, or create your own […]
by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
On this Friday, not only will the spring equinox be occuring once again, but we will also have the chance to experience a solar eclipse and the third supermoon this year.
The solar eclipse is planned to start at 07:41 UTC and end at 11:50 UTC. Regions that will be able to see at least a partial eclipse include: Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, West in North America, Atlantic, Arctic – wehreas the total eclipse will be visible from the […]
by Peter Foldbjerg and Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
Will high levels of daylight in a home automatically lead to overheating? Not necessarily. With the right preventive measures, we have demonstrated that it is possible to deliver high amount of daylight without having overheating problems, and that windows actually play a key role in keeping a comfortable indoor environment during summer time.
These statements are based on monitoring results from VELUX demonstration buildings, and research on human comfort and preferences in dwellings. Five […]
featured in D/A Magazine issue 13
“The Earth is an ever changing ecosystem. It’s existed well before we were here,at times beautifully surreal, powerfully haunting and alive all at the same time. While photographing, the world gets quiet around me… things seem simple again – and I obtain a respect and reverence for the world that is hard to communicate through words. I get into a ‘zone’ where time and space seem hard to measure. For me those moments are a combination of […]
posted by the VELUX Group
Capture the Sun! is an open contest running concurrently with Natural Light – International Design Competition. It is open to everyone and the aim is to celebrate sunlight. Use your imagination to capture the sun and its importance to life on Earth.
Prize – The three photos with the most votes each month will win a Little Sun solar lamp and a Little Sun tote bag filled with Little Sun goodies.
Eligibility – Everyone.
Challenge – Use your imagination to capture the […]
by María Beatriz Piderit, Universidad del Bio-Bio Concepcíon
The Master in Sustainable Habitat and Energy Efficiency at the University of Bio-Bio, in conjunction with the Department of Design and Theory of Architecture and Department of Construction Science, invites you to participate in the Second Edition of the “International Workshop on Advanced Simulation of Natural lighting” to be held from 16 to 18 March 2015, at CITEC: Centre for Research on Construction Technology, located at Av. Collao # 1202, Concepción, Chile.
The main […]
by Jens Christoffersen | Illustration by John Mardaljevic
On 1 September 2015 we will be hosting our 3rd VELUX Daylight Academic Forum at London Metropolitan University in London, and we invite all PhD students working with daylight research to join us!
The forum is a one day event held together with an invited panel of leading scientific experts and PhD students working with daylight in their research. It is an excellent opportunity to establish and strengthen your network among other fellow PhD […]