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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

Digital twins helping public safety teams

One issue facing first responders today is the lack of accurate and timely information about a building they are about to enter and the emergency they are responding to. Knowing exactly where they and others are located is critical to safety. Smart building digital twin technology is helping them to respond faster, with more information to achieve significant outcomes, including saving lives.

Smart building systems can send a first responder accurate information, such as where the fire is in the building, how big the flames are, and information about chemicals that may be stored close to the fire. Information from motion sensors, heat sensors, video cameras, biochemical sensors, and other smart IoT devices can be delivered directly to first responders while traveling to the building and during their time in the building.

Other benefits and uses of smart building digital twin technologies include the following:

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