The time for positive change is now

Build for Life is founded on the understanding that the way we build today has an enormous impact on people, and the ecosystems that sustain us.

As part of our sustainability strategy at VELUX, we focus on how buildings can help resolve global climate and health challenges through sustainable solutions and practical action.

We are doing this through Build for Life – a pioneering, multidisciplinary initiative that reconnects people and the planet through healthier, more sustainable buildings. With this initiative, we’ll share the insights we have gathered through  80 years of experience and partnerships with leading industry experts on the subject of daylight and fresh air design.

Through Build for Life, we’re rethinking how we build today and in the future.

What if our buildings could be healthy for both people and the planet? The building project 'Living Places' is an attempt to think about buildings in a new way.

Join VELUX, EFFEKT and MOE to explore how the building industry can support the health of both people and the planet. Through a commercially relevant project, we’re aiming for a reduction of our CO2 footprint by 70%, enhancement of the health and wellbeing for the residents, and an affordable price point.

We are sharing this project and the thoughts and ideas behind it in the hope of pushing boundaries and inspiring new ideas.

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Living Places

To accelerate the development of better building strategies, VELUX hosted the inaugural Build for Life Conference, last November. The conference is a global event that brings together architects, builders, engineers, designers, planners and other industry professionals.

The Build for Life Conference 2021 featured a series of keynote presentations by thought leaders, as well as panel discussions focused on relevant innovations in building design, technology, sustainability, and health.

Over the course of three days, we have reached more than 24.000 viewers worldwide.

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Build for Life Conference

Since 2005, the Daylight Symposium has explored the power of daylight to create healthy and resilient buildings. Last year, more than 40 leaders in daylight research and practice come together to answer a single, critical question: can we bridge the gap between daylight research and practice for the good of people and planet?

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Daylight Symposium

Daylight is by far our most sustainable source of light, energy and well-being – so how do we make it a natural part of new architecture?

For almost two decades, DAYLIGHT & ARCHITECTURE has inspired both students of architecture and seasoned professionals to explore the benefits of daylight.

Its new website not only features a free online library of stunning editorial, thought-provoking lectures and research-based knowledge; it’s also home to the International VELUX Award, inviting students to explore the role of daylight in building design.

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Daylight & Architecture