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THE DISTURBING FACTS ABOUT THE INDOOR GENERATION


Canadians think we spend 68% of our time indoors but in reality, we spend 90% of our time indoors without enough daylight or fresh air. We don’t think about it any more – but science has shown that this can be harmful to our health and wellbeing.  

We're the indoor generation. The way our story ends is up to you.

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INDOOR AIR CAN BE FIVE TIMES MORE POLLUTED THAN OUTSIDE AIR

No matter where you live, opening a window and letting in fresh air is almost always preferable to breathing in stale indoor air.

DAYLIGHT CAN IMPROVE YOUR CHILDREN’S LEARNING ABILITIES BY UP TO 15%

Science shows that classrooms that are well lit with daylight make for more effective learning than those that are poorly lit. There is no reason to doubt that these benefits also apply in the home and workplace.

WHAT CAN I DO?

There are many ways to get better air and daylight into your home. Some are quick and easy, others take more time but will give you solid long-term improvements.

LIVING IN DAMP AND MOULDY HOMES INCREASES RISK OF ASTHMA BY 40%

Respiratory problems and allergies can be
caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality.

KIDS’ BEDROOMS ARE OFTEN THE MOST POLLUTED IN THE HOUSE

Toxic particles, CO2 from exhalation – children’s rooms often contain the highest concentration of harmful substances in the home.

LACK OF DAYLIGHT MAKES 15% OF US SAD

The power of daylight cannot be reproduced artificially. We need sunlight in order to feel energetic and healthy.

KNOWING IS NOT ENOUGH


It’s important for all of us to re-think the way we live indoors. From individuals to architects, from companies to governments, we all have a responsibility to do everything we can to make sure our homes are healthy places to live and grow up in.


Why do we care?

For more than 75 years, VELUX has been dedicated to improving people’s quality of life by helping to ensure homes and workplaces can get enough light and fresh air.
The health benefits are now confirmed by science, but there is still a long way to go before we understand that and fresh air are not just “nice to have” – they’re also “need to have.”
Fortunately, we are not alone on this journey. We are working together with other global market leaders in the building and construction industry to make better homes. Our solutions can’t solve all the indoor generation’s problems, but we can help to show the best