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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

Types of digital twins

Different types of digital twins exist for predictive maintenance, based on the detailed level of analysis that is required:

  • Component twins/parts twins: Component twins are the smallest basic unit of the digital twin or the smallest operating component. Parts twins are similar and reference less important components.
  • Asset twins: An asset consists of two or more components working together. An asset twin studies these components’ interactions and turns the performance data into actionable insights.
  • System or unit twins: System twins pull different assets together to create a fully functioning system. From here, the interaction between assets can be reviewed and performance engagements recommended.
  • Process twins: Moving up yet another level to the macro level, process twins review how systems work together. These systems should be synchronized to be effective or tweaks may be required to deliver precise timing.

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