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7th VELUX Daylight Symposium

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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:


  1. Light and human health; how does light/daylight affect human health and wellbeing, considering physical, biological and psychological effects?
  2. 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?
  3. Daylight as a means to rethinking the way we design buildings and urban environments.
  4. Living environments; how can daylight impact the way homes are built and renovated, supporting recreational and social activities, recuperation, health and wellbeing?
  5. Working environments; how can daylight impact the way offices and public buildings are built or renovated, supporting productivity, performance, satisfaction, health and wellbeing?
  6. Learning environments; how can daylight impact the way schools are built or renovated, supporting learning capabilities, social interaction, health and wellbeing?
  7. Socioeconomic aspects related to improving daylighting conditions in homes, schools, healthcare and/or offices?
  8. Building legislation; what are the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities associated with daylight in building legislation?
  9. 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?


Useful dates:

  • 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.

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