The basic aim of the project Home24h is to develop and demonstrate a new concept for living and working in a home that is used 24 hours a day. Furthermore, our aim is to develop and demonstrate subsystems and products for the smart buildings of the future and a business model to promote this concept:
⦁ net-zero energy building,
⦁ life-cycle thinking,
⦁ compatible and connectable interior furniture,
⦁ IoT (Internet of Things),
⦁ connecting the building with its surroundings on various levels (energy, information, etc.),
⦁ cloud and digital twin integration,
⦁ integration into the community and energy chain (smart contracting),
⦁ two-way connection with the energy supply systems of smart communities, etc.
Home24h is responsive to the needs of its surroundings and is both the user and producer of electricity and heat. It also functions as a storage device for these energy types. A Home24h building is prefabricated. Created in combination with the modern technologies of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and integrating them into the production process, the result is a highly reliable end product of outstanding technical quality.
Home24h integrates all focal areas of the SRIP Smart Building and Home policy including Wood Chain (Smart Nearly Zero-Energy Homes; Building Management and Supply, and Connection to the Community; Buildings Construction; Interior Elements).
The duration of the project is 36 months.
The total value of the project is EUR 15,852,230.22 (EUR 10,864,119.93, which will derive from its partners’ resources, and EUR 4,988,110.12 co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and EU-EFRD).
Multimodal living: home and a business/working environment
Home24h is designed to ensure a state-of-the-art, smart, and connectable environment 24 hours a day and to serve two purposes: use of the building as both a home and a workplace at the same time.
Remote working is becoming increasingly popular as a practical approach to working life. Today, both employers and employees, as well as entrepreneurs and freelancers, are deciding to work from home.
Studies show that working from home reduces stress and the number and duration of sick leaves. It also increases productivity, quality and innovation at work, and has a stimulating effect at numerous levels.
The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.