Xtralite and Vitral are now a part of VELUX Commercial, and we are delighted to welcome you to our new website. Here, you will find our complete portfolio of daylight solutions and services for industrial, commercial and public buildings.

Building Design

Where once building design was about considering aesthetics, a building’s performance and the well-being of its occupants is now at the forefront of building design – of course whilst still allowing for creativity within these commercial projects.

Our blogs explore the balance between creating stunning and interesting commercial buildings whilst also ensuring a building’s performance is maximised and not compromised.

Daylight & Architecture
Building Design

Designing for the five ways to well-being

While the science of well-being is relatively nascent, the UK Government’s ‘Foresight’ project sheds a great deal of light on five factors that have a proven effect on well-being¹, leading to the definition of the Five Ways to Well-Being (connect, keep active, take notice, keep learning, give).² The question remains, though, how do we design buildings that can positively influence these five factors?

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Children in classroom with lots of daylight - VELUX Commercial

Giving young school children a sense of ownership of "their" classroom promotes a sense of self-worth and responsibility and has also been shown to improve academic performance.

eBook - Designing Daylight Solutions for Commercial Buildings