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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

Hardware technology

Smart buildings are becoming increasingly smarter through the addition of hardware technology and applications far beyond building automation systems (BASs). Smart buildings use advanced technology to collect and communicate information about the building and the system’s performance. To do so, certain hardware components are required to create a network to collect data, connect systems, perform analytics, and deliver appropriate responses. The typical smart building network will contain the following hardware components:

  • IoT sensors: A comprehensive network of IoT sensors and devices that monitor and register events from the environment and collect real-time data from physical assets, systems, and equipment, such as temperature, light, air quality, motion, and more.
  • Connectivity: Connectivity is the key to the network and allows for the exchange of information across devices and systems in real time. There are many ways to deliver connectivity...