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The concept of digital twins is not new. However, the advance of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is making cyber-physical systems in the built environment practical, useful and affordable. Productivity gains and cost savings aside, digital twins will also become an essential tool in addressing the current climate crisis, presenting dramatic and exciting opportunities to achieve zero carbon targets and promote sustainable, healthier buildings.
But what are digital twins? And how can they be used in the built environment? What tools are available? And how can we overcome the challenges faced by lack of data? This faculty answered these questions.