SmartViz, an intuitive digital twin platform that creates a virtual representation of indoor spaces, enabling building managers to optimize energy efficiency and space usage, is now integrated with the Bentley iTwin platform. The SmartViz platform, which saved Vodafone $40m in excess property and energy costs and has empowered several organisations to successfully implement hybrid working, is now providing even greater value to property owners and managers.
SmartViz is also a Premier Partner of the iTwin Partner Program. The partnership means that the Bentley iTwin platform provides the essential building blocks of an online operational “twin” of the building, enabling SmartViz to add a cognitive layer that empowers property owners and managers with access to data and insights about how their building is used in real time. As well as identifying where energy is being wasted, SmartViz allows predictive modelling, which enables building owners or managers to see how different scenarios, such as weather conditions or occupancy rates, would impact energy usage, allowing a much higher degree of control over costs.
Now powered by iTwin, offers users a comprehensive digital twin that records, monitors, tracks, instantly alerts and optimises asset performance. With advanced 3D visualisations, real-time data analytics, predictive day-in-the-life simulation and scenario planning, users can optimise their buildings, assets, and create a more productive and energy-efficient building for all.
“The majority of buildings over 1000 square metres in the UK were built in an era when energy consumption was not a major concern,” said Dr Shrikant Sharma, founder and CEO of SmartViz. “But with the Government’s net zero strategy demanding
decisive action from businesses, and the current fuel crisis impacting every supply chain, the need to optimise how we use energy in our commercial, educational and retail spaces has become a key issue. The data and insights SmartViz provides makes that possible.”
Building on over 20 years of experience, SmartViz has been used across all building types, including educational estates, cultural places, transport hubs, and workplaces.
As well as the financial impact of energy wastage, poor use of space is also an unnecessary burden for business owners, which not only impacts the bottom line directly, but affects the wellbeing and productivity of the space users – a factor which the Scottish government is currently addressing by using SmartViz to improve the performance of school buildings. The data and insight that SmartViz generates for them will provide the capability to predict, scenario plan, and optimise the learning environment for Scottish schoolchildren.
Said Dr. Sharma: “Our partnership with Bentley Systems and the Bentley Powered by iTwin program is a big boost to the SmartViz mission to tackle the core challenges of space efficiency, net zero compliance and user experience. The Bentley iTwin platform is instrumental in helping us achieve this for our customers.”
Sheena Gaynes, Director of business development, iTwin platform, added: “We are delighted to have SmartViz add their SmartViz building performance platform to the Powered by iTwin program. In doing so, SmartViz joins a growing ecosystem of developers building digital twin solutions with the Bentley iTwin platform. The SmartViz platform is a great example of how digital twin technologies can be combined to help facilities managers and owner-operators harness the power of data to optimize building performance and user experience.”