Sustainability boosting urban transformation
For governments, non-profit organizations and private businesses who are tasked with understanding how things behave in buildings and cities, digital twin technology takes knowledge gathering to the next level.
Having a 3D model that’s constantly being fed real time data from sensors as well as input from both officials and citizens in the real world holds massive potential to make conditions more environmentally-friendly and effective.
Decision-makers who can experience what a change will look like and how it will affect their operations with digital models can make better, more sustainable decisions.
Stakeholders responsible for sourcing materials needed to create built environments can also benefit from this approach, such as gaining insights into material options or designing safer equipment and ventilation systems in mines.
Establishing a 360° view of a building to manage everything from energy consumption to space management
Testing how moving to an electric vehicle fleet can impact mine design, workshop set-up and resource recovery
Helping steel and iron producers improve materials re-use
There is an urgent need to cut carbon emissions and build more sustainably.
One way is through the use of recycled materials and reused modules. In this multifamily unit, standard designed and manufactured modules have been reused and can be quickly assembled on-site.
Today, such housing can be imagined and constructed in the virtual world to find the best standard solutions.
Created with T Brand Studio, the brand marketing unit of The New York Times.
In the European Union, construction makes up around 40 percent of CO2 emissions and nearly a third of all waste; only 40 percent of construction waste is recycled or reused.
This means that reuse and recycling in construction represent a massive opportunity to decarbonize emissions.
Thanks to life-cycle assessment, designers can compute in advance the cost and environmental benefits of using reusable building components to reduce waste.
Reusing hardwood flooring, windows, architectural moldings, doors, plumbing and electrical fixtures or even products coming from different industries (containers, wind wings) provides designers with an inspiring and sustainable source of decor.
To have a true circular economy, we need to do it in scale.
Recycling steel, wood, glass, cement, stone and brick can reduce or eliminate the need for new mining, manufacturing or processing.
Today, with the help of software like Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, designers, architects and engineers can work in concert to imagine new solutions for greener construction, testing and assessing materials’ recycling and reuse possibilities before they’re executed on the ground.
By creating virtual representations these forward-looking builders are already imagining — and creating blueprints for the greener homes of the future.
Virtual Twin technologies enabling collaborative work in smart city project.
A virtual twin of a city intuitively facilitates data sharing across the ecosystem: digital twins are central to digital transformation.
Dassault Systèmes enables all smart cities stakeholders to collaborate beyond disciplinary silos and drive digital transformation in territorial and urban projects to become more sustainable, resilient and resourceful.
Rennes metropole, France, is using the virtual twin experience to address downstream current climate impacts, upstream prediction of new ones, manage and transform its landscape, all according to public development policies with operational needs and consultation with local citizens.
The ModeliScale project uses the virtual twin experience from Dassault Systèmes to manage and predict complex systems of electricity production, management inside a city.
Arup and Dassault Systèmes are taking part in Hong Kong’s plan to unify data representations and systems in order to improve the way the city functions and, therefore, the quality of life of its inhabitants.
The Aurora project aims at reducing the footprint of architectural structures at several levels of scale:
during the shaping phase (macro), while using non-toxic materials from plants (micro).
The United Nations Sustainable development goals are worldwide guidelines to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Virtual Twin Experience for Infrastructure & Cities, powered by Dassault Systèmes, is focusing on spurring economic growth and tackling climate change through Goals 2, 6, 7,11 and 15.
These goals drive long-term regulations to instill positive change, reduce resource consumption and reach net-zero carbon emissions.