Current performance modelling of buildings during design stage is developed for compliance (energy performance regulations, environmental rating, etc.) purposes only. These models cannot reliably predict real operational performance of the buildings. The eDigiT2Life project vision is to develop an innovative methodology to evolve the compliance model created at design stage to a calibrated model at the handover and commissioning stage through to a fully blown Digital Twin (DT) of the building for its operational lifecycle. The modelling process from its initial stage will be developed anticipating the enhanced sensing and metering infrastructure (based on stationary, mobile and wearable IoT devices) of future buildings, enabling streamlined and automated calibration of initial compliance models.
The key objectives of eDigiT2Life are to:
IES will develop and trial an operational DT for buildings, evolving from compliance building models. Two feedback loops will be established to inform the design stage of buildings (including all stakeholders) on the technical innovations and novel business operations specifications that are required, regarding modelling and equipment, to add value and optimise whole-life performance of future buildings. The project innovates both in the technical methodology to evolve the operational DT of buildings and in the business model utilised to commercialise its adoption and proliferation.