Announcement - 3rd VELUX Daylight Symposium in Rotterdam, 13-14 May 2009

3rd VELUX Daylight Symposium in Rotterdam, 13-14 May 2009

The third VELUX Daylight Symposium on daylight quality in buildings will
be held at Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 13 and 14
May 2009.

The previous daylight symposiums, held in Budapest in 2005 and in Bilbao
in 2007, brought together participants from research, education and
architectural practices as well as legislators and lighting designers from
all over the world.

Worldwide interest in daylighting has been renewed considerably to meet
future challenges in relation to energy efficiency, and a growing movement
towards sustainable buildings has established a hopeful target for
buildings to reach energy self-sufficiency in the near future. At the same
time, medical and health research is focusing more on light and its effect
on human health and a unified understanding of light and its impact on
human beings has evolved; in general, buildings that use daylight are
healthier places to live in.

This third daylight symposium will focus specifically on benefits in
connection with energy use and health. The programme will provide updates
on the scientific progress in the field as well as experiences and
viewpoints from architectural practices. The programme will also include
separate sessions addressing particular aspects of daylighting as well as
open discussions between the speakers and the audience. The symposium will
feature invited papers and commentaries from leading scientists and

For more information on the programme and registrations please visit

Deadline for registration on 4 April 2009.


Nicolas Roy