ROH Sustainability 1
ROH Sustainability 1

Sustainability Stories: The ROH's digital twin

Find out about how our digital 'twin' can help us understand our energy patterns.

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 40% of global emissions, and, for buildings like ours, reducing it is far from easy.  This year, we decided to tackle the problem head on, partnering with clean-technology company Grid Edge to take a huge step forward on our journey to reach Net Zero.  Their software, designed to make older buildings more efficient, uses artificial intelligence to quickly learn how a site manages energy, identifying opportunities to save money and carbon without compromising on comfort.

Over two months, we created a full digital ‘twin’ of our 163-year-old building that uses live, historic and predictive data to understand our energy patterns. Each second, the software analyses 12,000 pieces of data from 1400 different data points, providing us with vital insight into how we can manage and manipulate requirements ahead of time, cut costs and carbon too. For more information about Grid Edge, visit their website.