Nanyang Technological University

3D, Interactive & Dynamic Simulation Tool Using Virtual Environment and Multiphysics Modeling

Introduction

The IES Virtual Environment software is employed to enable NTU to carry out detailed analysis and assessments in developing the Universities EcoCampus initiative. The project aims to simulate different technologies and determine the scale and locations for deployment of best performing technologies. This project is being deployed in 2 Phases:
Phase 1: 3D visualization of the campus
Phase 2 : Implement IES Ci2 (Collect, Investigate, Compare, Invest)

 

Objectives & Methodology

a) Develop virtual Multiphysics model of the campus. Simulate technologies virtually to determine the scale and location of deployment for best performing technologies.
b) Implement IES’ Ci2 to enable optimal operational performance at building level.

The methodology revolves around collecting data, performing data analytics to identify poor performing buildings, identifying hidden savings through comparison of BMS data system to enhanced model and finding the monetary benefits.

Innovation

Our innovation is in our process: Ci2
Collect, Investigate, Compare, Invest
Collect relevant information on the building portfolio, Investigate the poorest performing buildings through advanced VE analytics
Compare data against calibrated
Operational Model to identify
hidden savings. Invest to
identify best ROI strategy.

 

Benefits

• Full Real and Virtualised Building Performance Data-set
• Targeting of key building parameters
• Reporting (Web & Off-line)
• Design versus operational analysis (Performance Gap)
• Fault Detection
• Scenario analysis (what ifs)
• Building Performance Prediction
• Retro-fit Analysis
• Operational Energy/Cost reductions of 10-45% 

 

Project Status

The project is currently in Phase 1 where we are developing virtual model of the campus for technology simulation. The data collection of for Phase 2 of the project is currently ongoing.

 

Contact

Ms Priyanka Rameshchandra Mehta
pmehta@ntu.edu.sg

 

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