The 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium: “Healthy & Climate Friendly Architecture – from knowledge to practice” will focus specifically on the use of daylight – firstly to create buildings that promote human health and wellbeing, and secondly to minimise the negative impact of man-made structures and activities on climate change.
Contributions are invited focusing but not limited to the following topics:
- Light and human health; how does light/daylight affect human health and wellbeing, considering physical, biological and psychological effects?
- Architecture for the senses; how can we design buildings that stimulate our senses, follow our human needs and allow us to live in balance with nature?
- Daylight as a means to rethinking the way we design buildings and urban environments.
- Living environments; how can daylight impact the way homes are built and renovated, supporting recreational and social activities, recuperation, health and wellbeing?
- Working environments; how can daylight impact the way offices and public buildings are built or renovated, supporting productivity, performance, satisfaction, health and wellbeing?
- Learning environments; how can daylight impact the way schools are built or renovated, supporting learning capabilities, social interaction, health and wellbeing?
- Socioeconomic aspects related to improving daylighting conditions in homes, schools, healthcare and/or offices?
- Building legislation; what are the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities associated with daylight in building legislation?
- Sustainability; how can we use daylight to create buildings that have a low impact on the environment, while also providing a high quality of life for the occupants?
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2016.
- Registration opens: September 2016
For more information please visit the event's website at the link below.