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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

The Smarter Stack use cases

The Smarter Stack was designed as an open source planning tool and guide. By visually depicting a building’s requirements, each of the various stakeholders can design and collaborate smart building initiatives using an interoperable approach. Individual focus areas such as business categories, smart building requirements, communications and connectivity, and cybersecurity can each be addressed using the stacks, offering a single easy-to-use platform. In this section, we will look at each of these use-case examples to demonstrate how the Smarter Stack can be used. Your Smarter Stack will mostly likely vary, as these are only examples.

Business categories use case

Figure 9.4 indicates how a smattering of business-related categories can fit into the Smarter Stack. For the users’ stack, the Purpose layer could have objectives to increase profit in a retail environment, have happier students in a school, or improve wellness and safety for...