We were able to analyse the school buildings by creating a digital twin using dynamic simulation modelling. Current energy use was calibrated to the existing annual energy bills. Dynamic simulations could then be undertaken to advise on the likely energy, carbon and cost impact of various improvement measures (including fabric, lighting, air sealing and heating).
By constructing the digital twin, we were able to quantify the potential benefits of various possible decarbonisation measures identified by Talk Green during their building condition surveys. In turn, this allowed us to provide cost/benefit analyses and carbon reduction calculations to support grant funding applications for measures that would offer worthwhile improvement.