What is a digital twin?
Let’s start with a definition: A digital twin is a virtual model of a real-world object or space. It can be a digital replica of an object in the physical world, such as a jet engine or wind farms, or even larger items such as buildings or even whole cities. Within the built environment, a digital twin is a digital or a web-based representation of a physical building, system, or sequence, scaling all the way up to a city or utility grid. A digital twin can represent everything within a building and can offer real-time data about how those assets are performing.