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September 2012

VELUX Model Home 2020 Named One of the World's 100 Most Sustainable Projects

Sustainia100 is an international list of 100 current and sustainable initiatives from all over the world. Each exemplifies the innovation and inspiration behind sustainable solutions in ten different sectors: energy, buildings, cities, resources, foodstuffs, fashion, health, education and IT.

The intention of the Sustainia100 list is to encourage and motivate ordinary people, trade and commerce, and politicians, and to use existing projects to provide an overview of the building products and solutions that are available, here and now, to create the sustainable society of the future.

With its appearance on the Sustainia100 list, Model Home 2020, comprising six demonstration buildings in five European countries, will help demonstrate to the world how we are capable of constructing sustainable buildings of the future with products that exist today.

“The six buildings in the Model Home 2020 project were designed and built to show one way we can meet the EU’s energy legislation demands for 2020 without compromising a good indoor climate based on masses of daylight and fresh air. By being part of Sustainia100, our vision and results will be highlighted globally as one of the hundred most sustainable projects in the world and thereby act as a source of inspiration for future projects,” says Lone Feifer, Project Director of the VELUX Group.

Sustainia – sustainable society of the future

Sustainia100 is part of Sustainia, a model of sustainable society of the future based on existing green solutions and technologies. It was created by the think tank Mandag Morgen (Monday Morning), together with several international champions of climate issues, including former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, as well as numerous international private companies, one of which is the VELUX Group.

On 20 June 2012, the Sustainia100 list of all the 100 sustainable projects was made public at the world summit Rio+20 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro.

About the VELUX Group

The VELUX Group creates better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof. The VELUX product programme contains a wide range of roof windows and skylights, along with solutions for flat roofs. The Group also supplies many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, installation products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for installation in roofs.

The VELUX Group, which has manufacturing companies in 11 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, represents one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Group has about 10,000 employees and is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family.

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