Intelligent building and environment

The creation of new processes, with a view to the digital transition of buildings and infrastructures, and the consequent circularity and sustainability of the sector, results in a more adaptable, intelligent, resilient and sustainable built environment. 


The CCG/ZGDV Institute supports the creation of smarter working and living environments, through the development and implementation of innovative technologies, including: Building Information Modelling, Internet of Things sensors, Artificial Intelligence, for better management optimization of resources, reducing costs and increasing sustainability.


Challenges and Opportunities


  • High customization of products and services
  • Existence of multiple international sustainability strategies, which imply objectives of reducing energy consumption and reducing carbon dioxide emissions
  • Shortage of specialized labor and consequent increase in costs in production and construction
  • Difficulty integrating new technologies into the traditional functioning of construction companies



  • Develop and implement innovative technologies that optimize resource management and reduce costs
  • Overcoming institutional, financial and cultural barriers to the adoption and integration of new technologies and processes
  • Ensure interoperability between different technologies and systems used in smart environments
  • Improve the quality of life of residents and building users (indoor air quality, lighting and comfort, health and safety)

Featured projects (2)

Human Factors, usability, and UX design
Business models for digital economy
Software and business processes
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decision support systems