A digital twinning approach for real-time building comfort monitoring through BIM-IoT integration
Buildings as a whole consume around 40% of total energy, mainly for heating and cooling systems to maintain thermal comfort. However, real-time assessment of thermal comfort is often impractical due to the complexity of models requiring the measurement or estimation of various environmental and personal variables. Digital twins (DTs), despite their potential for real-time visualization and analysis of building data, have not been adequately used for comfort control. This research fills this gap by focusing on real-time comfort monitoring in various built environments using digital twins to improve occupant comfort and reduce energy consumption.
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