NEWS COMMENTARY

Microsoft builds digital twin of its Singapore office to showcase the technology's value in smart buildings

Published:
March 13, 2020
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by Harshit Sharma
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The twin was built in collaboration with Schneider Electric, which deployed industrial IoT, and Bentley Systems, whose platform was incorporated. Microsoft will host the twin of its Singapore HQ on Azure and use it for simulations for space utilization, air conditioning, and lighting adjustments. Overall, the twin integrates data from 179 Bluetooth beacons in meeting rooms and 900 sensors for lighting, air quality, and temperature, generating 2,100 data points. The trio's work is a great example of how twins will support smart buildings – as a combination of traditional operational twins and data management. The ROI for such projects, however, will be driven by the reduction in energy consumption – the ultimate goal of a smart building.

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