The new generation of VELUX roof windows sets new standards for energy
efficiency and comfort in roof windows
HØRSHOLM, Denmark, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The VELUX Group - the global
leader in roof windows and skylights - is launching a new generation of
roof windows that take energy efficiency, daylight, and comfort to new
and higher levels.
"We have been working intensively during the past years to develop the
new generation of VELUX roof windows. It sets new standards to the
benefit of millions of people who enjoy daylight and fresh air through
the roof from VELUX windows. The new generation combines outstanding
insulation properties with significantly improved benefits from passive
solar gain and thereby reaches excellent energy efficiency levels,"
says Group CEO Jørgen Tang-Jensen of VELUX A/S. He adds, "In this way,
VELUX roof windows will be a net contributor to low-energy housing,
which is so important to reducing global energy consumption, of which
buildings account for about 40 percent."
Improved energy efficiency and better indoor climate
Throughout the development process, the quest was to find the right
construction principles to ensure optimised energy efficiency while
enhancing the high quality and proven construction principles that have
always been a hallmark of VELUX roof windows. With the introduction of
VELUX Thermo Technology, the new VELUX generation has improved
insulation properties with a u-value down to 1,2 for standard roof
windows. Combined with a larger pane area, which not only admits up to
18 percent more daylight but also more passive solar heat gain into our
homes, the new roof windows raise optimised energy balance and energy
efficiency to new and excellent levels.
"The pane area has been increased for two reasons. First, we wanted to
improve the energy efficiency of the new roof window, which is not only
better insulated but also benefits from more passive solar gain in cold
periods - the net result being outstanding energy balance and energy
performance. Second, more daylight reduces the need for electrical
light, which both saves energy and improves the well-being of people
who live and work in buildings," explains Jørgen Tang-Jensen.
In addition to improving its products' passive solar gains in the
heating season, VELUX will continue to offer a range of unique pane
variants and decoration and sun protection systems to limit overheating
in warmer periods and climate zones.
Fresh air is equally important for a good indoor climate and with the
new generation of VELUX roof windows, ventilation is still possible
even when the window is closed thanks to the unique ventilation flap,
which has long been a well-known VELUX hallmark. This ensures a unique
supply and control of fresh air, which means a better indoor climate.
Several new and improved features and benefits
In addition to setting new standards in energy efficiency, VELUX has
developed a range of new and improved features in the new generation -
to the benefit of millions of people living in buildings as well as the
many dealers, installers and architects who work with VELUX products
"We are pleased to announce that the new generation of VELUX roof
windows also offers a range of new and improved benefits in design,
comfort, and installation principles that will be welcomed by our many
customers, installers, dealers and architects around the world," says
Group Chief Commercial Officer Jacob Schambye of VELUX A/S.
The new VELUX roof windows can be installed faster and at two different
levels in the roof - standard or flush - thanks to the new multi-level
installation bracket. With a flush installation, the window lies 40 mm
deeper in the roof, which gives a more aesthetic appearance and
contributes further to energy savings.
The new VELUX INTEGRA® control pad has been completely re-designed and
provides an advanced, yet simple and user-friendly, indoor climate
control for electrical VELUX roof windows and accessories.
The design of the new generation of VELUX roof windows has also been
improved, both internally and externally with slimmer sashes and
frames, which makes for a more elegant window.
New generation - renowned quality and solutions for all needs
All products from the VELUX Group have been subjected to exhaustive
testing to ensure that they meet the high and stringent VELUX
requirements for quality and performance. The test programme covers
such factors as energy performance, ventilation, noise reduction,
safety, durability and operation.
With the new generation, VELUX will continue its long tradition of
providing roof windows in many different types, sizes, variants and
installation products to ensure that VELUX roof windows remain the
preferred choice for daylight and fresh air through the roof in
different buildings, roof types, and climate zones.
The VELUX Group will unveil the new generation on 31 January at the Dach
& Holz exhibition in Germany, where it will be offered in a limited
edition in 2012. The new generation of VELUX roof windows will be
launched in Scandinavia in the spring of 2012, with other markets
following from 2013 and onwards. For more details about the launch of
the new generation of VELUX roof window, please contact your national
VELUX sales company.
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 VELUX 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 almost 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. For more details, visit http://www.velux.com/.
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The new generation of VELUX roof windows provides several new and
Improved insulation performance with VELUX Thermo Technology and with a
u-value down to 1,2 for standard roof windows
Up to 18 percent more daylight
Better energy balance
New standard in operation and control with the INTEGRA® control pad with
World-class interior and exterior design with slimmer sashes and frames
Easier and faster installation and handling
Energy balance is a specific value consisting of a number of variables
for each roof window and pane variant. Energy balance is a method of
evaluating the energy efficiency of a window. It is the balance between
the solar energy that enters through the window and the heat loss that
escapes through the window. If the level of solar gain is higher than
the heat loss, the energy balance of the window is positive.
During the cooling season, energy balance should be as close to zero as
possible, reducing the risk of overheating and avoiding the use of
fossil energy for cooling. Roof windows with higher sun screening will
continue to prevent overheating in the summer; additional heat
protection can be provided by decoration and sun protection products
and roller shutters.
In the heating season, the energy balance should be greater than zero
and as high as possible to reduce energy loss and optimise gains from
passive solar energy. The new generation of VELUX roof windows provides
both improved insulation performance with the integration of a
newly-developed high-insulation material - VELUX Thermo Technology -
and improves passive solar gain through a larger pane area that admits
up to 18 per cent more daylight.
SOURCE The Velux Group
For further information:
The VELUX Group
2970 Hørsholm - Denmark