Since the term “smart building” entered into our lexicon, companies have been trying to figure out the best way to fulfill the promise of IoT devices and the data they generate. Yet, overcoming the abundance of data and lack of integration between systems is no small feat. As more connected things are introduced, the tangle of data, systems, and devices is becoming ever more complex.
Enter the “digital twin”.
Acting as a virtual replica of the physical environment, a digital twin can be used in advanced ways to truly automate, optimize and connect systems — not to mention empower people — in the built environment.
In other words, digital twins are the new lifeblood of smart buildings of the future.
In this article, we look at what a digital twin is, how they’re being used in buildings today, and how they can help digitally transform your buildings to prepare for the future of work.