Application of Digital Services in the Built Environment: Empowering Innovation through High-Quality Data-Driven Measurement Processes


Revel Gian Marco Revel

Gian Marco Revel

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Serroni Serena Serroni

Serena Serroni

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Cipollone Vittoria Cipollone

Vittoria Cipollone

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Morresi Nicol Morresi

Nicole Morresi

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Casaccia Sara Casaccia

Sara Casaccia

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Arnone Diego Arnone

Diego Arnone

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Italy


This special session is focused on the tangible impacts and practical applications emerging from recent advancements in the digitalization of the Built Environment (BE). It goes beyond theoretical research, exploring how these technological progressions actively shape global housing solutions, enhance occupant well-being, and drive sustainable, energy-efficient building practices.

A primary focal point of discussion proposed in this session pertains to the role and application of advanced digital technologies and measurement techniques in the BE field. Specifically, the innovative aspects introduced in this scientific context revolve around data acquisition and data quality. Therefore, the pivotal role of metrology in this engineering field is to ensure integrity and high-quality data for BE digitalization.

The session further delves into the application of AI-based, data-driven methodologies in managing heterogeneous BE data. Presentations will spotlight real-life case studies where these AI-based techniques, digital tools, and measurement systems have been employed for energy profiling and forecasting, smart energy resource management, and the enhancement of occupant comfort and well-being.

Participants are invited to contribute research that illustrates the interplay between high-quality data, improved performance of data-driven services, and practical applications in BE. These insights are crucial for understanding how digitalization, supported by accurate and reliable data, is driving innovation in the BE field.

An integral part of the session is the showcase of the DigiBUILD project, an initiative funded under the Horizon Europe framework (Grant Agreement n. 101069658). DigiBUILD demonstrates the transition from isolated data management to a comprehensive, digital, and smart building infrastructure, integrating diverse data sources for high-quality digital services. This project aligns with the development of the EU-wide Digital Building Logbook, illustrating the practical application of digital transformation in the BE.


Gian Marco Revel, is Full Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement at Università Politecnica delle Marche, where he is Rector Delegate for European Research. He received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical measurements from Università degli Studi di Padova in 1998. His research focuses on sensors and measurement technologies for buildings, health and industrial applications, with a particular focus on comfort and human behaviour and diagnostics.

Serena Serroni, is Research Fellow at department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) of UNIVPM. She is working on European projects related to different aspects of Indoor Environmental Quality, monitored through IoT system and in supporting the development of measurement techniques and digital services in relation to the construction industry buildings and the built environment. She has a master’s degree in biomedical engineering (UNIVPM) and a PhD in Thermal and Mechanical measurement.

Vittoria Cipollone, is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) of Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM). Her research focuses on measurement techniques for comfort assessment to guarantee human well-being in indoor spaces, IoT sensors for building and health applications, data processing through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques.

Nicole Morresi, PhD in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements from Università Politecnica delle Marche, is Research Fellow at Università Politecnica delle Marche. Her research focuses on the development of sensor networks and measurement techniques for supporting people in the built environment (e.g. IEQ, comfort and wellbeing), data analysis of heterogeneous datasets using AI-based techniques, and sensors for buildings and infrastructures, health and industrial application.

Sara Casaccia, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) of Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM). Her research focuses on sensors and measurement techniques for supporting people in life environments (e.g. comfort, wellbeing), data processing to extract complex information (e.g. using AI), sensors for health, buildings and industrial applications.

Diego Arnone, Head of IoT and Digital Twin Solutions, got his University Degree in Electronics Engineering. Since 2001 at ENG R&D Laboratory, he has been working as researcher on several Italian Ministry and EC co funded projects. Since the beginning of 2010, his main research interest moved towards energy efficiency, energy consumption awareness and energy management systems. He has been working in many research projects, in the last years as coordinator. He is author of many scientific papers published on many conference proceedings and journals. He has been serving the European Commission (as Scientific Expert in the evaluation of proposals.