VELUX Modular Skylights

New event series to highlight how daylight and ventilation improves human well-being and performance

In our latest event series – Design a brighter future – we are championing the potential of daylight and ventilation to transform the lives of millions of people across the world. 

Increased daylight and ventilation have been shown to increase productivity in the workplace by up to 10%, promote better learning in the classroom by as much as 8%, and aid recovery and significantly decrease the average length of stay of healthcare patients.

Our vision is to unite architects, contractors, manufacturers, subcontractors, clients, end-users and policy-makers together to optimise human environments and create indoor climates that are designed to maximise well-being and performance in a sustainable and cost-effective way.

We will be hosting Design a brighter future events across the United Kingdom to showcase how the three principles of energy efficiency, environmental impact and human comfort are being used to set a new standard for optimising human environments within the healthcare, education and commercial sectors.

We will be joined by thought leaders and influential guest speakers including: 

Professor David Strong - Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Architecture & the Built Environment
Ged Couser -Principal at BDP & President of Manchester Architects
Andrew Bissell -Director of Lighting Design at Cundall
Chris Wilkins - Associate Director at Pentan Architects
Emily King - Preconstruction Manager at Portakabin
Arfon Davies - Director of Lighting at Arup
Dr. Richard Hobday - Independent researcher and author on 'The Impacts of Sunlight and Daylight on Human Health'
Stefan Behling - Senior partner at Foster & Partners
Ian Goodfellow - Partner at Penoyre & Prasad

Industry professionals and academics alike are invited to join the networking breakfast, presentation and panel discussion on how the industry can adapt its approach to daylight and ventilation – with the goal of designing and building healthier, more productive and more profitable human environments – for a brighter future.

  • Tickets are free. For more details on a Design a brighter future event in your region and to register, click here.