Sustainable, age-friendly housing

One of the important aspects of gerontechnology is the study of technology and ageing to ensure independent living remains possible in spite of the inevitable decline that comes with ageing. Typically, gerontechnology in housing design is used to address the notion of ‘universal design’. Universal design in housing makes no mention of environmental sustainability although, in Australia at least, sustainability in terms of energy use and water consumption may become a significant ingredient in enabling financially vulnerable older people to continue to live independently.
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