March 20th 2024

IES Launches New Guide: The Practicalities of Creating Performance Digital Twins

IES Launches New Guide: The Practicalities of Creating Performance Digital Twins

Hot off the press! Today we’ve launched a free new guide exploring the practicalities of creating performance digital twins to improve the performance of existing buildings.

The guide aims to offer practical advice to address the findings of our recent Sleeping Digital Twins whitepaper, which highlighted difficulties in accessing existing models as a main barrier to realising our vision for the better utilisation of energy models throughout the building lifecycle on the route to decarbonise.

Research which informed the Sleeping Digital Twins whitepaper revealed widespread industry enthusiasm for the concept and its power to more effectively decarbonise our buildings. However, challenges surrounding the availability of dormant design models were found to be a barrier in realising this vision.

We discovered that often the client is unaware that a model of their building already exists, or they know about it but due to various reasons are unable to access it. This means that it’s often more practical and efficient to build the model from scratch. This is a challenge that our consultants often come up against when creating performance digital twins for our clients and they have found ways to overcome this.

Providing insight from our consultants, alongside real-world examples, this guide takes you through the robust step-by-step process used by the IES team to develop performance digital twins, with particular focus on how this can be achieved without access to a pre-existing design model.

Download the guide to find out how you can create performance digital twins that can be used to continually monitor and improve operational performance throughout the lifecycle of buildings.

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