Digital Twin technology for decarbonising any built environment.
Integrated analysis tools for the design & retrofit of buildings.
Create a sustainable masterplan for a city, community or campus.
Optimise building performance at an individual level or across a portfolio.
Analyse energy networks to optimise their design and the management of resources.
A customisable range of operational dashboards, portfolio management and community engagement tools.
Exceptional room & zone loads analysis for building & HVAC design.
Predict building energy consumption, CO2 emissions, peak demands, energy cost & renewable production.
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Do you have an existing design model from a legacy project? Then you might just have an incredibly valuable digital asset simply waiting to be awoken at your fingertips.
3D design and BIM models already exist for a large proportion of the existing building stock. However, typically these remain nothing more than a snapshot in time. Often created during the design/refurbishment phase, or for compliance purposes (such as Part L, BER, LEED or BREEAM), they are discarded once the building is handed over, representing a massive loss of potential to building owners once their buildings enter the operation phase.
At IES, we refer to these existing models - many created in our very own dynamic simulation modelling software for new build or retrofit, the VE - as Sleeping Digital Twins. A massive untapped resource for the buildings sector, these dormant models can be re-awoken into fully-fledged, accurate and reliable performance digital twins. Opening up the potential to optimise the performance of your buildings in real time, evaluate future ‘what-if’ scenarios and technologies, and perform a variety of analyses around energy, health and wellbeing, comfort, costs, decarbonisation and more. Providing a powerful tool to help you make better decisions for your buildings throughout their lifecycle.
Once awoken, your performance digital twin opens up a world of opportunity to maximise the performance of your buildings over their entire lifecycle and de risk decision making.
The University of Glasgow and IES partnership started in early 2019 when IES was engaged through the University’s £1bn Smart Campus Initiative to develop a Digital Twin of the Western Campus and three of the most intensely used student buildings.
The University’s performance digital twin supplements their building data with highly accurate physics enabled simulations to provide actionable intelligence at the building level.
Scenario 1: Operational Improvements
Scenario 2: Basic Electrical Retrofit
Scenario 3: Deep Retrofit
Why not take advantage of our industry leading Sleeping Digital Twin approach and highly skilled consultants to upskill your staff in the creation of Performance Digital Twins. Learn live on your own projects, or engage with distance or face-to-face training. All supported by our award winning ICL Digital Twin technology.
Our team are ready to examine your existing energy model and start you on your journey to creating a live digital twin.