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Project Description

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the major drivers of building sector digitalization. In the current practice, BIM covers the minimum requirements set by guidelines and is put in a drawer after the building handover with no use for facility operation and management. As owners will spend over 80% of the facility life cycle cost during the operation phase, the project will develop a holistic Digital Twin platform allowing coordinated decision support over the whole building life cycle.

The platform replaces the traditional static BIM with a living operational model combining flexible and adaptable dynamic energy models and real-time building data. Employing the proposed Digital Twin,

  1. Owners will have higher energy efficient buildings from day one,
  2. Facility managers will have a tool for smarter facility management through advanced monitoring, automated continuous commissioning and timely maintenance intervention,
  3. Consultants and planners will have a solution aiding in strategy planning and optimal decision-making through running ‘What if?’ scenarios in advance, predicting impacts and testing control and management regimes in virtual environment.

Demonstration of the solution will be done through case studies conducted on three buildings: SDU building OU44, Dokk1 on Aarhus harbor and a hospital building in Bergen Norway.

Project Summary
Project period October 1. 2021 to September 30. 2024
Total budget DKK 11.818.313
Funding agency EUDP
Organization managing the project SDU Center for Energy Informatics
SDU project manager Muhyiddine Jradi
Additional partners - KMD A/S
- Aarhus Kommune
- NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Last Updated 06.01.2023