Since 2015, the VELUX Group has been putting healthy buildings on the agenda. The 2018 theme, Healthy Buildings as Value Drivers, looked at why healthy buildings make sense economically for builders, owners, occupants and society in general. 

The next Healthy Buildings Day will be held in Paris on October 10, 2019.

HEALTHY BUILDINGS AS VALUE DRIVERS

 

a wrap-up from Brussels



FEATURED INTERVIEW

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

"HOMES CAUSE HURRICANES"

Professor Fionn Stevenson from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom links the emissions produced by our homes to the ever-growing threat of climate change, adding that buildings will have to deal with unexpected, record-breaking temperatures. 

"The way in which housing needs to respond to a changing climate is primarily by being adaptable" she says.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Why leading contractors play an active role in the creation of healthy buildings

John Sommer, Director of Strategy & Business Development at MT Højgaard, focusses on how businesses play an active role in forming the future of our built environment.


Healthy Eye Candy


Kolja Nielsen, CEO of CEBRA Architecture, discusses how their projects - including The Iceberg in Aarhus - combine healthy buildings with an artistic approach to architecture. 

Does your home work?


Fionn Stevenson, Professor and Chair-holder in Sustainable Design at the University of Sheffield (UK) explores current housing challenges and ways forward. 


THE HEALTHY HOME BAROMETER

A comprehensive pan-European study taking the pulse of European homes and buildings, and examining how they can be improved for the benefit of individuals, societies and the planet.
Presented by Ingrid Reumert, Vice President for Global Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs at VELUX Group (DK) and Andreas Hermelink, Associate Director at Ecofys (DE).

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