The time for positive change is now

Build for Life is an invitation to envision a more sustainable, flexible, and healthy future by rethinking how we build.


We know that the way we build today has an enormous impact on our planet, affecting humanity and the delicate ecosystems that sustain all life on Earth. And, because we are spending 90% of our time indoors, today, buildings impact also our physical and mental health more than ever before. 


At VELUX, we believe that we must actively address the climate and health related challenges of the 21st century and work together with the building industry to help reconnect people and planet through healthier, more sustainable buildings.


As a part of our sustainability strategy we have committed to taking measurable steps toward positive change while focusing on how buildings can help to resolve global challenges with sustainable solutions and practical action.


One way we are doing this is through Build for Life, a pioneering, multi-disciplinary initiative launched in 2021 and created to help connect people and planet through better building design.

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Rediscover the Build for Life Conference 2021

Rediscover Build for Life Conference 2021

Our 2021 event featured keynote presentations from industry experts and thought leaders, as well as panel discussions on innovations in building design, technology, sustainability and health.


Over three days, more than 24.000 viewers from around the world attended the conference.

Watch the talks

About our stages

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The Compass Stage

At the Compass Stage, the focus was on forward-looking building strategies that support human well-being and environmental responsibility.


Speakers sparked a conversation around the seven key building challenges – flexibility, quality, environment, health, community, locality, and affordability – that can benefit both people and the planet.

Compass Stage
The Daylight Symposium Stage

Since 2005, the Daylight Symposium has explored the importance of daylight in creating healthy, resilient buildings.


At our 2021 event, more than 40 well-known and emerging voices from the fields of daylight research, education and practice shared their take on the use of daylight in building design, and its impact on human health and the environment.

Daylight Symposium Stage