Christian Aage Lundsgaard
Lead Sustainability Specialist at VELUX A/S
Christian Aage Lundsgaard works as Lead Sustainability Specialist at VELUX A/S, manufacturer of roof windows, skylights and decoration and sun screening products for the commercial and residential building industry. He is responsible for guiding the product development projects towards sustainability related goals – specifically within decarbonization and circularity.
Christian’s 20+ years of experience covers both large global companies and small/medium sized companies in Denmark. He is experienced in product design, engineering, material selection and project management, as well as a range of topics related to designing for sustainability: systems thinking, lifecycle assessments, biomimicry, sustainability certification schemes, design for disassembly and much more.
Christian has a background within design and development of building products, wind turbines and health care equipment for hospitals. Since 2015 he has combined the areas of product development and sustainability by working as a consultant for both small and large companies as well as public institutions such as the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. The work has been centered around reducing embodied carbon emissions through sustainable design and business models and through designing products for the circular economy. Christian regularly gives presentations/lectures on the topic of product design for sustainability and circularity, within the company, with its customers or at events across the industry.
Christian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Via University College, Denmark and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the US.