VELUX Commercial Blog

The VELUX Commercial blog area is where you will find sources of information covering all aspects of daylight design and skylight installation within the commercial sector.

So that you can find information relevant to your needs, our blog posts, written using our knowledge and expertise, are split into the categories below. From sustainable building design to office ventilation strategies we will help guide you through the key aspects of bringing light to life within your commercial building.

DSV Headquarters featuring VELUX Modular Skylights
Regulations & Standards

What is EN 17037?

The new European Standard EN 17037 deals with daylight in buildings. Published at the end of 2018, it is the first Europe-wide standard to deal exclusively with the design for, and provision of, daylight.

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Daylight & Architecture

While the science of well-being is relatively nascent, the UK Government’s ‘Foresight’ project sheds a great deal of light on five factors that have a proven effect on well-being¹, leading to the definition of the Five Ways to Well-Being (connect, keep active, take notice, keep learning, give).² The question remains, though, how do we design buildings that can positively influence these five factors?

Daylight in the built-up environment

A considerable body of research shows that people prefer daylit spaces to those lacking natural light. Why should this be? If there is sufficient light to see, why would people prefer one source to another? To answer this question, we need to understand the evolved relationship between humans and natural light.

Hessenwaldschule featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

There’s no doubt that the physical design of classrooms can have a positive or negative effect on children’s learning outcomes. One of the key factors identified by studies over the past several decades is the importance of consistent thermal comfort.

Aarup Municipality is rebuild for a day care center/kindergarten featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

Poor indoor air quality can not only seriously inhibit students’ concentration and overall performance, but can also lead to increased absenteeism due to illness. Adequate ventilation is therefore imperative for healthy classroom design to help students flourish.

eBook: Guide to Daylighting and EN 17037