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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)
1
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
7
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
11
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
15
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

The Stack for technologies, standards, and protocols

Another way to use the Smarter Stack is to look at the different technologies, standards, and protocols that may be required for a project and across a smart building. Figure 9.10 shows an example of some of these. As new technologies and standards evolve, they can be added to the stack to visually represent where they fit in.

Figure 9.10 – The Smarter Stack to review technologies, standards, and protocols

Figure 9.10 – The Smarter Stack to review technologies, standards, and protocols

Many other potential uses for the stack exist, and there really is no limit to how you use it or what perspective you take. Other use examples include looking at the building life cycle, determining the requirements to develop a SPOG, or choosing a vertically integrated BAS.

Individual product and service offerings can be visualized on the stack to show how a SaaS IoT network app not only applies to the Apps layer but also the Delivery, Exchange, and Data layers.