Velux shared brighter future vision

Velux Trumpington 6 Velux Trumpington College 1 Velux Trumpington College 6VELUX, known worldwide for making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof, has announced the date of its much anticipated series of Design a Brighter Future Breakfast Events for construction professionals, with the first one taking take place on 6th June between 8am and 10am at The Castlefield Rooms, Manchester.

Attendees will gain an insight into how VELUX is championing the potential of daylight and ventilation and how it can transform the lives of millions of people across the world. Increased levels of 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.

VELUX’s vision is to unite architects, contractors, manufacturers, subcontractors, clients, end-users and policy makers, and all the breakfast events will include high profile speakers from the architectural, academic and built environments – a great opportunity to find out more about how natural light and ventilation can lead to more productive outcomes and better occupant wellbeing.

Keynote speakers at the Manchester event will include:

  • Professor David Strong – Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Architecture and the Built Environment,
  • Ged Couser, Principal at BDP and President of Manchester Architects
  • Andrew Bissell, Director of Lighting Design at Cundall

Each of the speakers will be sharing their vision of how natural light and ventilation can transform lives in the built environment.

To preview speakers at the next two events, Cardiff (4 July) and London (12 July), visit and search for “VELUX”.

Timings for the Manchester event are:

08.00                Introductions, networking and breakfast

08:45                Speaker 1: Professor David Strong

09:00                Speaker 2: Ged Couser

09:15               Speaker 3: Andrew Bissell

09.30                Q&A

10.00                Event closes

The breakfast events are a series that VELUX will be hosting across the UK in 2018 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.

Scott Leader, Commercial Director at VELUX Modular Skylights, said: “Our latest series of Design a Brighter Future events will build on our successes from last year as people gain a better understanding of the benefits of natural daylight and ventilation and how VELUX Modular Skylights have made it easier to incorporate those benefits into both new and existing commercial buildings.”

Scott added: “Our core message is based around sharing knowledge about the benefits of daylight and natural ventilation and how simple, inexpensive design changes can transform outcomes in all sectors from education through to commercial and healthcare.”

The next scheduled Design a Brighter Future events following Manchester will be:

Cardiff              4 July

London             12 July and 18 September

Belfast             11 September

Birmingham       23 October

Glasgow           7 November

Edinburgh         21 November

Tickets are free. For more details on a Design a Brighter Future event in your region and to register, please visit and search for “VELUX” or click here.

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