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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

Lowe’s stores introducing digital twin technology

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a North American home improvement box store and is one of the first retailers to introduce interactive digital twin technology, to combine spatial data with product location and historical order information. Using augmented reality headsets, employees can locate items in the store that may be obscured, optimize restocking strategies by seeing how shelves would look, and suggest changes to store plans. Product arrangement and displays can be viewed and modified before they are implemented in the real store environment. A 3D product catalog is currently under development.

Lowe’s digital twin applications include the following:

  • Restocking support: Lowe’s associates can wear an AR headset to view a digital twin hologram overlaid atop the physical store layout. Associates can compare what the shelf should look like versus what it actually looks like.
  • X-ray vision...