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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

What are smart building stacks?

Most hardware and software developers use the term stack, such as XXX stack, to describe a set of protocols used during their development process. One of the most common stacks in use is the TCP/IP stack, otherwise known as the internet protocol suite, used to send emails and data files. Today’s intelligent buildings with building automation systems rely on this TCP/IP stack to communicate between systems.

The TCP/IP stack establishes a set of communication rules and standards between the different technology layers. These rules allow for different products to communicate with each other, as long as they are developed using the same guidelines. There are solution stacks, technology stacks, software stacks, registry stacks, memory stacks, value stacks, and so on.

Our objective in this chapter is to not review all these technology stacks, but rather to introduce a business value smart building stack to use for developing your smart building...