An ongoing focus on healthy buildings 

Healthy buildings that are good for people and the world in which we live can be achieved by focusing more on comfort, energy and environment parameters. We started our journey with sustainable living in buildings in 1999 and since then have founded a global alliance, partnered in demonstration projects around the world and driven research that puts the spotlight on the need for building renovation solutions to address societal and environmental issues.

RenovActive

We believe that everyone deserves a healthy home that is also comfortable and energy efficient. That is why we developed RenovActive, a set of scalable design parameters that can optimise comfort, energy and indoor air quality in homes. The RenovActive concept is replicable and affordable for social housing and privately-owned homes.

Demonstration buildings

Since 2005, the VELUX Group has been involved in more than 30 full-scale demonstration building projects in 15 countries. 

In all projects we emphasised that concerns for the environment must never precede concerns for the health and well-being of the users of  buildings. Our approach is based on the Active House principles within comfort, energy and environment.

Active House Alliance

The VELUX Group is one of the founding partners of the Active House Alliance, a global non-profit network between researchers, designers, developers, builders and building component manufacturers. Since its foundation in 2011, the Active House Alliance has been working with a holistic approach to healthy and sustainable buildings based on nine parameters within Comfort, Energy and Environment.

Healthy Homes Barometer

Since 2015, our Healthy Homes Barometers have taken the pulse of European homes and buildings, and examined how they can be improved to benefit individuals, societies and the planet.  

The barometers focus on the health of buildings' occupants and are based on data from accredited  research partners.

Active House – a holistic view of sustainable buildings

Since its founding in 2011, the Active House Alliance has been working to develop a holistic approach to healthy and sustainable buildings based on nine parameters within Comfort, Energy and Environment.

The VELUX Group is a founding partner of the global network.