Daylight and Architecture is VELUX magazine to architects, designers, building professionals and everyone else with interest in daylight in architecture. The magazine started in 2005 and has been published three times per year since then.

With the magazine VELUX wants to create a communication platform where we set-up topics that are relevant for architects and to set focus on the importance of daylight when creating better living conditions for people.

The magazine features in-depth articles from internationally renowned professionals on the themes of daylight & architecture. Every issue has a specific theme, depicted in articles and pictures by as well scientific as artistic angles. The red string through the magazine relates to current strategic topics on “VELUX agenda”. This means that in 2008 and 2009 D&A puts focus on sustainability, resource efficiency and low energy consumption. This is part of VELUX strategy to put sustainable living on the agenda.

Further than the overall theme which derives from VELUX agenda, we open each issue with VELUX Editorial, which sets the scene and outlines our mission and aims for the current issue and relate it to VELUX aims and mission regarding daylight and buildings.

Architectural Lighting

Architectural Lighting (AL) by Hanley Wood Media is a one-of-a-kind brand focused specifically on lighting. AL reaches architecture and lighting professionals in print and online, bringing cutting edge design projects and the most incisive reporting on industry news, design products, and technology advancements.

Active House

Active House is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on the climate – moving us towards a cleaner, healthier and safer worldThe site is a non-profit organization supported and managed by a group of Alliance Partners.


LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project.


BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.


The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.) was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from various subject areas within the construction and real-estate sectors. The aim was to promote sustainable and economically efficient building even more strongly in future. Our vision for 2050: a sustainably built and liveable future.