Organised by REHVA and sponsored by VELUX Group, this new competition for young professionals and students of engineering will identify solutions for achieving healthy homes.
REHVA together with VELUX Group, the primary partner and sponsor, are pleased to announce the launch of the Healthy Homes Design Competition 2022. This brand new initiative aims to stimulate the minds of young and future engineers to identify solutions for how to realise healthy homes.
With urban populations in our major cities rapidly rising and the subsequent need for dwellings also increasing fast, there is an urgent need to reduce the impact buildings have, both on their occupants and on our planet.
Based on this issue, which is well-recognised by both building practitioners and researchers, the Healthy Homes Design Competition aims to encourage and challenge participants to explore the theme of healthy living and to create a deeper understanding of indoor environment qualities as well as investigate the impact of future climate changes on these.
Residential buildings are equipped more and more with advanced building service systems that promote health and energy-efficiency; this is a major reason why REHVA decided to join forces with VELUX Group to organise this healthy homes design competition
said Atze Boerstra, Dr. Ir., feel-good building specialist, Managing Director of BBA Binnenmilieu and Vice President of REHVA
Targeted at students and young professionals working within the fields of building and buildings’ service systems, operation and construction, the competition calls for projects with a focus on people’s health and indoor climate solutions in their living environments.
Since 1942, VELUX Group has worked on developing products that will improve the quality of people’s lives. We believe it is key to continue to develop innovative products and solutions. We want to inspire young minds to develop a healthy future
said Tina Mayn, Senior Vice President Products, VELUX Group.
All the projects will be reviewed by an international jury, composed of experts in the sector and according to the competition timeline. A shortlist of nominees will present their projects at the CLIMA 2022 conference in Rotterdam, in mid May 2022.
REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) associations and was founded in 1963. It is an umbrella organisation that represents over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 26 European countries.
REHVA provides its members a strong platform for international professional networking, and knowledge exchange, pursuing the vision of improving health, comfort, safety and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities. REHVA contributes to technical and professional development, follows EU policy developments and represents the interest of its members at EU level and globally.
For more information, visit rehva.eu.
About VELUX Group
For the past 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sunscreening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2020, VKR Holding had total revenue of DKK 22.6 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 143 million in charitable grants.
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