Dr Valentina Marincioni discusses how digital engineering can help with net-zero ambitions
13 August 2021
Dr Valentina Marincioni, programme lead for the Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering MSc, explains how the work being done on the concept of smart buildings and digital engineering could help to achieve net zero ambitions.
In an interview with Project Scotland, Dr Valentina Marincioni discussed the work being done on the concept of smart building and digital engineering and how this could help many comply with upcoming carbon targets on the road to achieving net-zero. The Smart Building and Digital Engineering MSc programme lead went on to talk about the benefits of digitising Britain's oldest buildings and how this could help them survive long into the future.
Dr Marincioni said:
With smart buildings, we can understand how buildings really perform and we can act upon it – it’s exciting times!”
She went on to talk about how just a few years ago, smart buildings seemed much more futuristic, whereas now the important aspects are changing from digital dashboards to emphasise the role of sensors.
Talking about the Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering MSc offered at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Egineering, Dr Marincioni said:
“The programme that we have allows engineers and building professionals to move into a data-driven world to answer the challenges associated with climate change. So, complex challenges that can be tackled by understanding the (building) data and acting upon evidence.”