ONE’s Digital Twin R&D Innovation Wins Sustainability Award
Posted: 3 November 2022
ONE was thrilled to win the ‘Best Carbon Monitoring Tool’ at the 2022 Building Innovation Awards.
Using the latest technology to drive decarbonisation is central to the company’s Sustainability Strategy, ensuring that the team provides clients with the best opportunity to understand their energy use, benchmark, minimise performance gaps and reduce ongoing costs.
The innovative solution uses a Digital Twin concept and combines Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It has fully configurable tools that visually display real time data within the 3D model environment to enable the efficient management of modern built environments. These technologies are further leveraged by ONE’s Low Carbon Consultants within Building Services (MEP), supported by digital Information Management specialists also within the company’s Digital Estates team.
ONE’s approach to decarbonisation using Digital Twin technology was to develop a scalable solution that requires low up-front investment that targets specific metrics to maximise return on investment for clients, to improve energy management and lower carbon emissions.
The company, which has been shortlisted for Planet Mark’s Best Company 2022 Award, has even applied this approach to their own HQ which has resulted in the commitment to invest in a series of carbon reduction improvement works during 2023.
Jason Whittall, Director of Digital at ONE Creative environments, said: “We are really proud to have won this prestigious award.”
“Sustainability and innovation are central to ONE, and we have been fortunate to be in a position to build upon our existing groundbreaking projects to undertake further R&D into the practical implementation of digital twin technology.”
“You cannot manage what you cannot measure and our advanced algorithms and energy dashboards read raw energy data and convert it into meaningful information. e.g. for electricity sensors: consumption in kWh, £/p and tCO2e. This real-time data, which is instantly understandable and actionable, can then be used to drive many benefits: decarbonisation, enhanced well-being, compliance, reduced risk and cost for our clients.”
“Thank you to the organisers and congratulations to all of the finalists and award winners.”
Pictured: Jason Whittall, ONE’s Director of BIM and Digital, collecting the Best Carbon Monitoring Tool 2022 award. Photo credit: UKBE and Joe Gardner Photography.