“EXCELIVING, THE HABITAT VALUE CHAIN TOWARDS HEALTHY, AGE-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS”
Living environments are human-made spaces where people live, sleep, eat, work, study, enjoy culture and entertainment, make purchases, and so on. In European countries, people spend more than 90% of their time inside buildings.
The current global trends characterised, among others, by the demographical change, the Covid-19 pandemic health crisis, and the increase of awareness of sustainability and ecological principles, have revealed the close connection between living environments and health as living environments can strengthen or reduce the intellectual and physical comfort conditions.
As appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO): “Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not only the absence of diseases or disabilities”.
The EXCELIVING project is focused on the habitat value chain with a cross-sectorial approach to its different sectors and dimensions: construction building materials, furniture and lighting, home automation, welfare technology, etc.
In this sense, the EXCELIVING promotes a holistic dimension of the living environments, focusing on a set of elements that have a direct impact on the promotion of healthy, age-friendly, and sustainable environments:
Accessibility and age-friendly environments
Digital health and assisted living
Ecological and sustainable raw materials and components
Sustainable and healthy construction materials
Sustainable and healthy furniture
Guarantee efficient and sustainable construction and design of the living environments
The partnership of the project reflects the relevance of this value chain and its sectors in each one of the project countries and therefore, the relevance of the involvement of each one of the partners to address the challenges and needs of the Habitat value chain.