11 Oct 2021 | Industry Insights
With energy prices at an all-time high and concerns about climate change continuing to grow, commercial property owners are being encouraged to reduce their large energy costs as well as their company’s impact on the environment. Digital twin technology is expected to play a key role in the decarbonisation of the built environment.
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting (HVAC) systems typically account for over three-quarters of a building’s energy use. These are costs that can be reduced easily if a business has the right guidance and knows what they are doing.
To reduce energy wastage, commercial building owners can invest in making their building “smarter” by utilising building management systems (BMS) that incorporate IoT-equipped technologies. This can be as simple as controlling lighting systems manually or more complex, such as using sensors to determine the number of people occupying a space and adjusting the heat accordingly.
Twinview’s digital twin platform for the property sector makes your building “smart” by connecting to existing building management systems and using artificial intelligence to learn how a building functions. Buildings already produce a vast amount of data that goes untouched, however, Twinview solves this problem by bringing together siloed data onto a single platform giving building owners a full picture of how their building is performing. This data can then be used to further optimise its performance, reducing carbon and costs.
Twinview can be applied to new or existing buildings. New builds tend to be ripe with innovation meaning they are already “smart” but without a system connecting them together and providing relevant, easy-to-digest data, whereas older buildings have further opportunities to bring energy and cost savings, even reducing their energy consumption by up to 60 per cent. This is because new buildings are typically constructed to statutory environmental requirements such as BREEAM, therefore, old buildings can create a return on investment quickly.
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 optimising 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.