Leveraging Digital Twin for Enhancing Occupants Comfort: A Case Study
Computing in Civil Engineering 2021 - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2021
Indoor air conditioning schedule has a significant impact on building energy consumption and occupants' comfort. In order to assure the comfort and health of the occupants, it is necessary to continuously monitor indoor air conditions and adjust the setpoint of the building systems according. Occupant-centric operation of building systems often results in saving energy and more satisfaction in the occupants. Recent advancement in the digital twin technology has created the potentials for real-time monitoring and assessment of indoor air condition, which is an essential need for occupant-centric building operations. This article discusses a case study on creating a digital twin of a building at Roger Williams University to investigate the potentials and challenges of implementing a digital twin for the occupant-centric operation of facilities.
Nurumova, K., Ramaji, I., & Kermanshachi, S. (2021). Leveraging Digital Twin for Enhancing Occupants Comfort: A Case Study. Computing in Civil Engineering 2021 - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2021, 417-424. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784483893.052