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