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Homes4Life, the new European certification for ageing in place

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The HOMES4LIFE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 826295.

Our living environments have a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing. Ensuring their suitability and adaptability to people’s needs and preferences – including when these needs and preferences evolve over time – is one of the most effective approaches to respond to challenges brought to us by Europe’s ageing demographics. However, a huge share of the building stock is not adapted to permit older persons to age in place. Even today’s new constructions are often not prepared to support health and wellbeing over the life course.


Homes4Life is a European certification scheme based on an inspirational and realistic long-term vision of people’s needs and requirements in a holistic life-course approach. It helps developing better living environments integrating construction and digital solutions where this is beneficial.


Homes4Life | Certification for Ageing in place from Regis Decorme on Vimeo.


Homes4Life is currently recruiting at least 10 pilot buildings throughout Europe that will be pioneering the newly developed Homes4Life Certification Scheme for Ageing in Place.


Register to the project Community of Interest to keep updated with our progress and to contribute!