Regenerate (shift to renewable energy and materials)
We support the shift towards increased use of renewables. In our production, we work to replace fossil fuels with renewables in our production, notably bio-boilers that use waste wood from production to produce hot process water.
In our sourcing of raw materials from external suppliers, we take care to address sustainability. Today, 98% of the wood used for VELUX windows comes from certified, sustainable forestry. This means that no more wood is cut down than the forest can reproduce.
Share (prolong life through maintenance, durability, upgradability)
VELUX windows are made for a service life of 40 years or more. Our windows are modular for easy replacement or upgrade. Our products are backwards compatible and it is possible to upgrade and prolong the lifetime of a window for instance by adding an energy blind or replace the window itself without impacting the surrounding roof.
Optimise (increase performance and energy efficiency)
A window is one is the only building component that can have a positive energy balance due to the solar heat gain through the pane. Our life cycle analyses document that VELUX windows can be CO2 net positive throughout their life cycle. VELUX windows with shutters and/or blinds can help optimise the energy balance of the building.
Loop (remanufacture and recycle)
We apply closed-loop, zero-waste processes at our production sites. Today, 97% of the waste resulting from our activities is recycled or used as renewably energy. Waste wood, for instance, is sold and used for poultry bedding and particle boards.
Virtualise (take advantage of digitalisation and connectivity)
In close cooperation with external partners, we are developing the next generation VELUX Active product range. The active windows open and close automatically according to ambient temperatures, humidity, etc. to increase energy efficiency and improve indoor comfort.
Exchange (replace and improve)
Our solutions are always backwards compatible to ensure that they are easy to replace and upgrade – for instance panes, electronics, blinds and shutters. We guarantee availability of spare parts for at least 25 years.
We contribute to circular building projects
Green Solution House is a new conference centre and hotel situated on the Danish island of Bornholm. Green Solution House was designed and constructed so all materials used are either fully recyclable or bio-degradable, eliminating waste throughout their life cycle. The VELUX Group was strategic partner in developing the Green Solution House, contributing daylighting concepts and solutions ranging from VELUX Modular Skylights to roof windows with solar shading and sun tunnels.