NATURAL LIGHT AND FRESH AIR CONTRIBUTE TO OVERALL WELLNESS

Incorporating Nature into Home Design Promotes Healthier Living

2019 GreenBuild Conference and Expo
2019 GreenBuild Conference and Expo

ATLANTA, Nov. 19-22, 2019 According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people are spending 90% of their time indoors, branding this the Indoor Generation. According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by VELUX, 63% of people in the United States reported spending an hour or less a day in nature. However, 69% of the people surveyed feel more access to nature, daylight and fresh air has a positive effect on their mental wellbeing, and 71% report it positively affects their stress levels.

VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights are great options for bringing nature inside, serving as part of an overall strategy to make indoor living environments healthier. Incorporating natural light and fresh air into your home not only makes indoor air healthier but promotes overall wellness.

Opening your skylights throughout the day brings in fresh air, ridding the air of bacteria and toxins that accumulate from daily indoor activities like cooking, burning candles and pets,” said Brian Grohe, commercial sales manager at VELUX America. “VELUX encourages homeowners to consider how they can bring nature inside and rethink how they can incorporate natural light into their design.”

In addition to adding natural light and fresh air, there are a number of design trends VELUX encourages homeowners to try to make their homes healthier spaces, including:

  • Adding greenery, like indoor plants and succulents
  • Using natural textures, like wood and concrete
  • Choosing art and accents that reflect nature and floral patterns

VELUX also offers a variety of remote-controlled blinds including blackout, light filtering and Venetian that allow homeowners to find the right blinds to fit their home’s needs. VELUX blinds come in a variety of colors and the remote-control system gives homeowners easy control over the exact amount of light they want.

The VELUX Group produced a short film that vividly illustrates the risks associated with the “Indoor Generation” lifestyle and the importance of letting nature back inside. The film follows a group of children as they migrate from outdoor living to modern indoor civilization. To watch the video, visit www.whyskylights.com/outside-in.




VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards and independent door, window or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting www.veluxusa.com or www.whyskylights.com. VELUX skylights are made in America in Greenwood, South Carolina.