Design as Nature Intended

Using Skylights to Enhance Wellness Holistically Where We Learn, Work, and Recover
Sponsored by VELUX Commercial, a division of VELUX America LLC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define what the Indoor Generation is, how it came to be, and the pivotal responsibility it places on the built environment.
  2. Discuss how the indoor environment impacts occupant health and wellbeing.
  3. Examine solutions to indoor environmental concerns and showcase innovative ways to introduce natural light, fresh air, and energy efficiency into commercial spaces.
  4. Demonstrate how architecture can be designed and certified for wellness and how architects, builders, and building owners can promote healthy living and working environments with skylights.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
WELL_AP
1 WELL AP
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

It’s a fact – more than 90% of our time is spent indoors, disconnected from the natural environment. We need to redefine the way we live and thrive, day to day. The advent of artificial lighting and digital technology has further altered our life balance, resulting in minimal exposure to the outside, daylight, and fresh air. To regain our natural balance, design in the built environment must be committed to helping bring natural ventilation and abundant daylight to the forefront. The innovative skylights of today create superior daylighting solutions that offer more features and functionalities. Advances in skylight technology and automation can transform any commercial space into a healthier, happier place to learn, work, and recover.

Design Nature

Photo courtesy of VELUX Commercial, a division of VELUX America LLC. © Lara Swimmer Photography

 

VELUX Commercial, a division of VELUX America LLC VELUX Commercial: Daylight for working, learning, and recovering. With over 80 years’ experience, VELUX has provided generations of architects, builders and contractors with innovative, superior skylight solutions that offer daylight and fresh air for happier, healthier spaces.

 

Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in November 2021

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