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Digital Twin: A valuable asset for building’s management and life cycle assessment.

Building, Design and Construction Magazine published a recent article that analyses a study conducted by Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) called Digital Twin: the Age of Aquarius in construction and real estate. The piece illustrates how advancements in artificial intelligence, sensor technology and machine learning are making digital twin technologies a key element for the development and management of new and existing buildings.

“The paper outlines the technology’s value proposition for building maintenance and operations, environmental impact and sustainability, health and wellness, and “people improvement” and real estate interface. Digital twin technology is able to accelerate corporate evolution, incorporating sustainable design to drive operational excellence” the white paper states”.

The study conducted by EY has many different conclusions, the most important one is that “ the adoption of digital twin can reduce real estate operating costs by up to 35%, decrease carbon emissions, deliver a healthier workplace, and enhance user experiences”.

Below we share some interesting infographics on the impacts of twin technology adoption on built environments are analysed here below:

  • How a building talks to its digital twin, and how that twin uses that data to improve its processes:

Image: EY

  • 4 ways digital twin technology can be beneficial to a building through its entire lifecycle. Image: EY

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