VELUX extends its Design a Brighter Future event

VELUX extends its Design a Brighter Future event

Following this year’s opening event in Manchester, VELUX has announced that it will be taking its Design a Brighter Future breakfast event to Cardiff and London this July.

The events, which are aimed at construction professionals, will take place on:

4 July                     Principality Stadium, Cardiff

12 July                   Glazier’s Hall, London.

The format of both events will be:

08:00                     Introductions, networking and breakfast

08:45                     Speakers

09:30                     Q&A

10:00                     Event closes

During the events attendees will hear from a number of speakers about how daylight and ventilation can transform the lives of millions of people across the world.

Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Architecture & the Built Environment, David Strong will present as Keynote Speaker in both Cardiff and London.

With a vast portfolio of academic research and a post as Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, David is a specialist in whole system thinking, building physics and integrative design. His presentation will look at the importance of daylight in the design of healthcare, commercial and education buildings. It will also cover daylight’s varying impacts in these sectors, the legislative conditions for applying daylight standards and the future of ensuring adequate daylight conditions in buildings with climate-based daylight modelling and other initiatives.

Chris Wilkins, Associate Director at Pentan Architects and Emily King, Preconstruction Manager at Portakabin will also be speaking at the event in Cardiff.

Dr. Richard Hobday, Independent Researcher and Author on the impacts of sunlight and daylight on human health, will join David in London.

Increased levels of daylight and ventilation have been reported 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. As such, VELUX is aiming to reiterate the importance of natural daylight and ventilation and have therefore selected the speakers for their knowledge of the subject.

Scott Leeder, Commercial Director at VELUX Modular Skylights, said: “Our first Design a Brighter Future breakfast event in Manchester was a great success, with more than 40 people in attendance. The feedback we received was extremely positive, with many audience members stating that they are now more likely to incorporate daylight and natural ventilation into their designs. As a result, we are taking the Breakfast Events on the road in a bid to reach more people within the construction industry and share with them the benefits of natural light and ventilation in buildings.”

Scott added: “We know that these events are of great value to everyone that attends and with a fantastic line up of speakers we expect that tickets for both London and Cardiff to be in high demand. We would therefore advise anyone wishing to attend to book sooner rather than later, as places are limited.”

For more details on a Design a Brighter Future event in your region and to book a place at Cardiff or London, click here.

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