The constant demand for comfortable, sustainable and energy efficient buildings makes it essential to apply new information and communication technology (ICT) in buildings. This field’s objective is to investigate, explore and transfer knowledge between projects that integrate such technologies in residential (Smart House), facilities (Smart Building) and urban (Smart City) environments.

The first level, Smart House, focuses on technologies that increase personal autonomy and the ICT that provides people with a functional or cognitive diversity in their domestic environments. At the Smart Building level, researchers seek energy efficient technological solutions to renovate and rehabilitate buildings. Lastly, researchers at the Smart City level study and analyse a new city paradigm based on data systems that construct networks to create better managed, balanced and efficient cities.

With this line of research, the Healthy Architecture & City group aligns itself with one of the Essential Enabling Technologies (TEF) considered a priority by the EU community research programme.