Partnering for healthy buildings, people and planet

Since its founding 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. The VELUX Group is a founding partner of this global alliance.

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In 2016, the alliance introduced the Active House label, a non-profit quality mark for the broader building market.

Since then, seven national alliances have helped to transform membership into a global community of partners, which aims to scale solutions that contribute to more sustainable cities and buildings.

Active House specifications outline what is essential for designing a home, school, office, or other type of building that integrates health and comfort with energy efficiency and environmental performance.

Today, there are more than 150 Active Houses in 23 countries. They showcase the Active House principles and specifications in a wide range of buildings, such as single-family and multi-family homes, social housing, offices, schools and even an airport.

The Active House Alliance serves as an example of a global industry sustainable partnership in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17.

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