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How can using dashboards help me to reduce carbon in my building?

How can using dashboards help me to reduce carbon in my building?

What is a dashboard?

A dashboard is a type of graphical user interface that provides a visual and digestible way of understanding data. Within the context of a building, it enables the user to learn about its performance by connecting to a variety of data points and displaying the information that matters most to building owners.

Why should my building use dashboards?

Dashboards are extremely valuable when it comes to managing your building. Buildings produce vast amounts of data that often goes untouched or unnoticed and this data is useful when trying to reduce energy expenditure and carbon.

The built environment accounts for around 40% of total carbon emissions globally. This means that our buildings are a key battleground in our efforts to decarbonise the environment.

Twinview connects building systems’ data to a 3D model that can be viewed on a single dashboard providing insights into what is happening ‘under the hood’. We cannot manage what we cannot measure, and dashboards offer great value to companies who are looking to increase sustainability and resilience.

Twinview’s dashboards offer its users the ability to federate and report on data across multiple projects at an organisational level as well as being able to create dashboards that are custom to the user’s specific needs such as energy consumption.

By bringing often-siloed data together onto a single platform, dashboards allow the user to visualise and analyse the data, identifying patterns so that decisions can be taken to improve a building’s operation.

We have recently added a heatmapping feature to the platform so building owners can visualise how heat and energy is moving throughout the spaces in a building. This can help when making decisions around reducing carbon and energy consumption.

How do dashboards increase sustainability?

Dashboards give the user the opportunity to have a complete breakdown of how their building is consuming energy with regards to operations such as heating, cooling and lighting. Furthermore, Twinview also utilises machine learning in order to predict how much energy the building will consume in the future based on current usage levels.

This offers building owners insight into estimated energy costs for a given period of time and this can help inform their decision making when moving the business closer to Net Zero.

What are the benefits of dashboards to visualise and measure performance?

  • Monitor individual building or entire portfolio performance – whether you operate a single building or more, pull all of your data together onto one platform to learn about building operations.
  • Easy-to-digest visualisation of building operations – learn about the different aspects of your building with charts and graphs to better understand how it functions.
  • Choose which information to display – not only does Twinview’s dashboards report on energy consumption but it also displays other key facets such as tickets, issues, maintenance and asset status and performance.
  • Helps with planning for the future – work out expenditure for the upcoming year by learning how much your building is expected to spend on energy, or how a space within your building functions.
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 is committed to delivering value and making a positive difference to your business. Learn how Twinview can optimise operational performance, increase productivity, improve space utilisation and increase sustainability and resilience.

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