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Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

By : Harry G. Smeenk
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Book Image

Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

5 (1)
By: Harry G. Smeenk

Overview of this book

Imagine working in a building with smart features and tenant applications that allow you to monitor, manage, and control every aspect of your user experience. Internet of Things for Smart Buildings is a comprehensive guide that will help you achieve that with smart building architecture, ecosystems, technologies, and key components that create a smart building. In this book, you’ll start by examining all the building systems and applications that can be automated with IoT devices. You’ll learn about different apps to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, and improve occupant satisfaction. You’ll explore IoT sensors, devices, computing platforms, analytics software, user interfaces, and connectivity options, along with common challenges you might encounter while developing the architecture. You’ll also discover how to piece different components together to develop smart buildings with the help of use cases and examples and get to grips with the various IoT stacks. After finding out where to start developing the requirements for your project, you’ll uncover a recommended methodology to understand your current building systems and a process for determining what needs to be modified, along with new technology requirements. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to design and build your own smart building initiative, turning your city into a smart city with one building at a time.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

Smart building digital twin defined

As buildings continue to implement IoT projects, so too are they implementing digital twin solutions in large numbers. If they are not currently implementing digital twins, they are in the process of planning to establish a digital virtualization strategy. Quite simply, a digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical building, its systems, assets, people, devices, places, and processes. It is a contextual model not just of the physical environment but also of the entire organization, operations, and processes.

Digital twins are used to monitor energy consumption, waste management, air quality, fluid leaks, HVAC, and more. They provide a deeper understanding of occupancy patterns and provide a virtual experience of the space before expensive capital improvements are made. For businesses where it is critical to deliver a consistent customer experience across all locations, digital twins provide a schematic of how to deploy devices, systems, and...