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Certified smart and integrated living environments for ageing well

Certified smart and integrated living environments for ageing well

Objective

Age-friendly environments are one of the most effective approaches for responding to demographic ageing and increasing the Healthy Life Year indicator. However, there is still a huge building stock not adapted to the needs of older people. Even today, new buildings don´t yet properly address the need for creating smart living environments for ageing well.
Homes4Life addresses this challenge by contributing to the development of a common European framework for age friendly living environments, and defining the Homes4Life certification scheme to tackle end-users’ needs and requirements through a holistic and life-course approach integrating Construction and ICT solutions. The different socio-economic conditions (housing ownership, family structure, health system, etc) and building typologies among the EU member states will be analyzed in detail to provide the necessary flexibility to map the Homes4Life certification scheme to the specificities of each country with a user-centric approach. The scope of Homes4Life scheme will cover both new and existing buildings.
The strategy to define the certification scheme will be: i) analyzing the main difficulties and needs faced by older people to age at home, ii) identifying the physical and digital solutions that increase their quality of life and wellbeing, iii) assessing the availability, functionality and quality of service of the existing solutions on a specific home.
Homes4Life scheme aims to foster (public and private) investment making explicit the benefits for each stakeholder of transforming the building stock into a smart and integrated age friendly living environment.
Considering the need for social consensus for the development of this certification scheme the consortium will be supported by an expert board that includes 14 key players in aging at home domain, covering complementary disciplines (investment, standardization, e-health, building and design, public social services) and a Stakeholders Community.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 187 175

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 129 966,25

CERTIVEA

France

EU Contribution

€ 134 600

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 113 095

R2M SOLUTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 125

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 49 976,25

EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 73 768,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826295

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 999 706,25

  • EU contribution

    € 999 706,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain