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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 will be the approach, agile or all-at-once?

It is estimated that 80% of the 2050 building stock is already built; therefore, most smart building projects will be used to retrofit existing built assets to improve performance. It’s not just about improving the existing systems; it’s also about improving an occupant’s productivity and quality of experience. The industry cannot wait for conclusive evidence and must push smart buildings faster, harder, and sooner at scale. New design and construction can be built with an eye toward the smart building, but cost considerations usually prevent an all-at-once approach.

To date, building a smart building involved installing individual solutions, such as smart lighting, smart HVAC, and building automation systems. These efforts have been inefficient and disjointed, typically built with silos that are difficult to integrate and scale. Standards are catching up to industry requirements, and technology continues to evolve...