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.

Three Nordhavn terminals with rooflight installations
Building Design

Providing daylight solutions for public buildings

Daylight solutions help to create quality, attractive, and comfortable spaces to spend time in. A range of rooflight solutions are available to maximize natural light exposure in public buildings. Public buildings are freely available to the public and accessible for use by all citizens. Community spaces such as town halls are also considered to be public buildings.

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VELUX Glazing Panels bring daylight to an 18th century Cornish jail to support the transformation into a luxury hotel

Realizing the potential of daylight in hotel and conference centre projects has several benefits. Guest and visitors can experience better time spent in more natural communal spaces. While staff have shown improved happiness and an increase in productivity.

Hessenwaldschule with daylight

How do you design and operate a healthy building? Answers to these questions can be found in an increasing number of methodologies and rating schemes that have seen the light around the world in recent years. They all share the ambition to strengthen the health and well-being of building users. Yet, they vary widely in terms of their overall scope, the metrics they use as proof of performance, and the weight that they put on the different phases in a building’s life cycle. The following chronological overview presents a selection of the most important and forward-looking tools, as well as their underlying methodologies.

xeter College featuring skylights and showing the impact of the light from the roof

Did you know that well-designed classrooms have a significant influence on academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics of classrooms can boost the learning outcomes of students.

Rooflight solution with Northlight modules. HIgh school Sågbäckgymnasiet - Interior.

In 2012 local authorities ended more than 10 years of talks by adopting a plan to refurbish the old vocational school in Huddinge, Sweden. The school, originally built in 1961, represented classic 60s architecture and was good quality.

DSV Headquarters featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

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.

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