Professor Vivian Loftness to speak at 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Paris this October

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University Professor Vivian Loftness will speak at the 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Paris this October. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Exploring The Role of Daylight in Architecture: Designing with Nature in Mind, Shaping Buildings that Make People Thrive.” Loftness’ talk outlines how environmental surfing for health and productivity can promote a more resilient future.

The highlighted speakers represent different parts of the world and of architectural practice, yet they all have one thing in common: they all look to nature for inspiration. They have carefully considered how to harness the power of nature and executed these driving forces in their state-of-the-art architecture. This year’s speakers will introduce and exchange their latest research and building best practices, but also discuss how healthy buildings can be a cornerstone in everyday living today.

The VELUX Group’s two knowledge-sharing and best-practice platforms, Daylight Symposium and Healthy Buildings Day, are for the first time held back to back to bring together over 500 scientists, architects, building designers, developers, urban planners, building owners, professional homebuilders, government representatives, and building professionals from North America, China, and Europe. The goal of the event is to create stronger synergies across the building value chain in order to accelerate best practices towards making healthier buildings.

The symposium takes place at the historic site Le Carreau du Temple in Paris from October 9-10, 2019.