The VELUX Group has launched the project Model Home 2020.
It is our vision for climate-neutral buildings with a high level of liveability.
This is part of a VELUX strategy to take an active part in developing sustainable buildings – the buildings of the future.
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The vision and principles behind Model Home 2020 need to be developed and tested; so from 2009 to 2012, we will build six full-scale experimental demo-houses which will be placed at six different locations in five countries.
The two experiments in Denmark were built as a partnership between the VELUX Group and VELFAC. Each of the six houses will also involve a number of local and regional partners, suppliers, architects, engineers and researchers.
They will all reflect and respond to three main principles – efficient energy design, high degree of liveability and minimum climate impact – as well as the different climatic, cultural and architectural conditions of the countries in which they are built.
An Active House meets the future demands for sustainable buildings and has been developed with focus on health and comfort for the people living and working in it. It has been designed to interact with local conditions and will to a wide extent use natural resources to make the building CO2 neutral.