10 Nov 2021 | Industry Insights
Accounting for almost 40% of total carbon emissions, our buildings will become a key battleground for ensuring that our planet reverses the effects of global warming.
New buildings tend to be built to carbon-efficient standards whereas existing buildings are where the real problem lies. It is estimated that 80% of the buildings that will be here in 2050 already exist today and most are extremely energy inefficient.
One of the key solutions to operating commercial buildings more sustainably is the adoption of digital technology such as Twinview’s digital twin. The use of IoT and sensors to track metrics like the number of occupants in a space, along with sophisticated artificial intelligence, means that patterns and trends can be identified which helps a business to make better and more informed decisions around their energy consumption.
Replacing a building’s bulbs with LED lighting or ensuring that its lighting and heating functions operate via a timing system only offer marginal improvements. A building’s performance can be optimised, even whilst reducing costs, by learning how often and how spaces function through the adoption of Twinview.
Twinview unlocks access to often-siloed building data. Buildings have always produced huge amounts of data via their BMS and Twinview aggregates this information onto a single platform, giving building owners a greater understanding of their building’s performance.
By learning how our buildings operate we can ensure they are run more sustainably, reducing costs whilst improving efficiency and the occupier experience.
One of the key features of Twinview is the use of intuitive dashboards that display the information most important to building owners, such as energy consumption across single buildings or entire portfolios.
Dashboards give the user the opportunity to have a complete breakdown of how their building is consuming energy such as heating, cooling and lighting, furthermore, Twinview can also predict how much energy the building will consume going forward based on current usage levels and by identifying patterns. Twinview can be used to identify opportunities to reduce energy use and become more efficient. This is vital for building owners as they can gain an insight into estimated energy costs for a certain period of time and make decisions to move their business closer to Net Zero.
Twinview is hosted on a cloud-based platform ensuring that a building’s data can be easily accessible from anywhere on any device with access to thousands of assets at the click of a button. The Twinview platform is optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile which makes it perfect for the digital transformation of facilities management.
By making your building’s asset information easily accessible, Twinview improves the efficiency of managing a building which, in turn, inevitably improves the occupier experience too.
Twinview is a browser-based digital twin platform for the property sector connecting building systems’ data to a 3D model viewed on a single dashboard. Twinview becomes your first step to achieving Net Zero by providing continuous live data and an optimised building performance whilst reducing costs and improving the user experience. Book a demo today.
Our parent company, Space Group, hosts an annual _shift conference that brings together industry leaders and professionals from around the world to discuss the latest strategies and innovations in decarbonising the built environment. Held on November 9th in Newcastle upon Tyne, this year's conference was a tremendous success, with hundreds of attendees joining in-person and online.
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In this episode of Twinview Talks, we speak to Phanos Hadjikyriakou, CEO and Co-Founder of 2050 Materials, about how the AECO industry can address it's carbon challenges, and what role data plays in unlocking those for us.
Building Management Systems (BMS) have long been the gold standard in controlling and monitoring a building's mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical services. These systems streamline operations, allowing facility managers to oversee everything from HVAC to lighting to security systems. However, a new technology has emerged that pushes the boundaries of building management even further – the digital twin.