Sleeping Digital Twins: Awakening the Whole-Life Potential of your Existing Building Model

Take a look at the buildings around you and there is a good chance that an existing 3D design, compliance or BIM model already exists for each and every one of them. However, did you know that these models typically remain nothing more than a snapshot in time and are rarely utilised to their full potential throughout the building’s remaining lifecycle?

At IES, we refer to these existing models (many which have been created in our very own VE software) as Sleeping Digital Twins. Often created during the design/refurbishment phase, or for compliance with building regulations and other voluntary standards, such as LEED, these models represent a massive untapped resource, not only for the AEC industry, but also for the people that own, operate and occupy the buildings across their lifetimes.

Using a tried and tested six-step process, IES can re-awaken these static models as intelligent performance digital twins that can help improve a building across its entire lifecycle. Whether the goal is to be able to monitor and optimise the performance of your building in real-time; to create a roadmap to zero-carbon and simulate the impact of future ‘what-if’ scenarios and technologies; or to assess the integration of renewables and community energy schemes (amongst many other possible objectives), a digital twin can help you achieve this. Allowing you to make better decisions for your building at every step.

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