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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

Current building systems

While the assessment methodologies outlined earlier will help you to determine your building’s current state of smartness, we recommend performing a complete inventory of all the systems within the building. This can be an exhaustive task, so we have developed the following list of possible systems to identify.

Each of these systems, individually, are candidates for the potential implementation of IoT sensors, controllers, and devices to make them smart or smarter; however, a holistic approach should be used, since a smart building project can benefit multiple systems, and integration of these systems is the ultimate smart building goal. For now, let’s identify as many of these systems as we can by breaking them into eight categories. Your building may have more or fewer systems, depending on its size and purpose.

Civil systems

The civil systems for a building typically address the design, construction, and physical elements that comprise...