Sponsor: WERC
Name: Simon Lannon
Start Date: 01/09/2006

VIRVIL will be an advanced simulation of a small settlement, utilising leading-edge energy modelling and Virtual Reality tools. The project is aimed at providing a system for the assessment of the impact of low- and zero- Carbon technologies and measures in the built environment. VIRVIL will contain a realistic profile of building types and age, and will include domestic, commercial and industrial premises. The community will also contain occupancy demographics and usage profiles representative of a realistic population. The system will provide academia, industry, and government a detailed and credible test bed to aid in the development and demonstration of new technologies and legislation.