Partnering with stakeholders

We engage with key industry stakeholders to help discover innovative solutions for better living environments today and tomorrow.

Strategy and goals

 The VELUX Group engages with key stakeholders in the building industry, researchers and scientists to advocate and co-create innovative solutions that balance care for people with care for natural resources and the environment.

We are one of the founding partners of the Active House Alliance, a global network of builders, researchers, designers, contractors and manufacturers who work together to realise a vision for buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for people − with no negative impact on the climate.

Activities, performance and next steps

The Active House Alliance

Eight years ago, the VELUX Group was one of the founding partners of the Active House Alliance. Since then, Active Houses around the globe have been tested in use, researched and documented in more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Results and research clearly prove that we already have the products, technology and competences needed to design and build energy efficient buildings with a positive effect on people’s health and well-being and with low, or no, impact on climate and environment.

In 2017, the VELUX Group took up the position as Active House Secretary General.

The fifth Active House Symposium was held in Denmark as part of the World Green Building Week in September 2017. The event gathered 90 architects, designers, developers and industries from 12 countries, who explored the topic ‘How to design putting people first’.

Three of the main conclusions from the seminar were:

Design of sustainable buildings is a dynamic process constantly evolving based on new know-how and technology.
To advance sustainable buildings, there is a need for education and tools for integrated planning.
It is important to create a pull for sustainable buildings from consumers to scale the movement towards sustainable solutions. 

VELUX Daylight Symposium 2017

In May 2017, the seventh VELUX Daylight Symposium was held in Berlin, providing a platform for architects and experts to discuss the value of daylight in architecture and in everyday life.

Under the theme ‘Healthy and Climate-Friendly Architecture – from knowledge to practice’, the symposium presented 39 speakers from research and architectural practice.

The symposium gathered 360 participants representing researchers, practitioners, educators, legislators, media and other stakeholders in the field of daylight research and daylighting design.

The next Daylight Symposium is scheduled for 2019.

International VELUX Award 2018

Every second year, the International VELUX Award invites students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight and its role as an ever-relevant source of light, life and energy in buildings. The award will be presented for the eighth time in 2018.

Since the award was first launched in 2004, it has grown into the biggest global student award in the field of architecture. So far, 4,500 student teams from 60 countries have submitted projects exploring the Light of Tomorrow.