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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

Creating a digital twin

A guiding principle to remember is that a digital twin is not just a replicated computer model of a building and its system; it is an extension of the environment used to manage the integrated building. With that in mind, let’s look at how to create a digital twin:

  • Purpose and scope: Start by understanding the intended purpose, such as whether will it drive navigation, perform predictive maintenance, and/or report a real-time inventory. From that, a design and scope can be developed. Questions should be addressed, such as what building functions will be monitored, whether remote access is required, and who will operate it.
  • Components: Information-gathering IoT devices and sensors vary greatly in capability, technology, accuracy, and communication range, so all of these will need to be considered when selecting these components. The physical infrastructure must be considered as well. Software to drive the digital twin and visualization needs...