Strengthen KTU’s capacity to conduct research on the next generation of digital twins to ensure the transition to a smart, sustainable, resilient and carbon neutral built environment.
Supporting Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania
Enhancing KTU's reputation
Through research, events and international collaboration
Improving KTU's research competence
In the field of smart and carbon neutral built environment with digital twins
Developing KTU's long-term collaborations
Through twinning with PoliMI, CERTH and Contecht
Integral components of smart buildings digitised assessment
First research topic
Indoor environmental quality assessment with smart sensors
Second research topic
IoT and digital twins for assessing the performance of smart buildings
Third research topic
Energy assessment of smart buildings in BIM environment
Fourth research topic
Improving KTU’s research competence
The Smartwins project aims to provide KTU with the know-how required to carry out studies on the benefits of smart technologies in assessing the energy performance of buildings by the end of 2025.
Embracing smart technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), smart sensors, IoT and digital twins provides access to instantaneous data on the energy performance of infrastructure.
These digital technologies and 4.0 practices provide a better understanding of how systems interact to improve the energy efficiency of constructed buildings and develop new, more energy-efficient designs.
Digital twin technology also enables these issues to be made accessible to new audiences by bringing the dataset to life in a virtual representation of a building.
Developing KTU’s long-term collaborations
The consortium partners will share know-how through the production of joint scientific publications, training, staff exchanges and summer schools.
Developing the full potential of digital twins
KTU have experience with digital twins and have developed the Kaunas Digital Twin.
The Kaunas Digital Twin is a digital twin of the built environment of the KTU campus and part of Kaunas city center.
The project team is experimenting with different methods to create a digital twin of the city. Some technologies are already being tested on the KTU student campus and in the university buildings. For example, the team is building a digital twin of KTU’s new M-Lab center, which is currently under construction.
The Kaunas digital twin was created using the OpenCities Planner platform from infrastructure engineering software company Bentleys, Inc.