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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

IoT middleware

IoT middleware is software that is the middle communication layer between different components, devices, systems, and other building communication items. This software creates an interface and sits between IoT devices and other devices that traditionally would not be capable of communicating. It helps legacy systems communicate and to find common ground with newer technologies. It performs like an interface between smart devices helping them to communicate. RedHat, MuleSoft, Oracle, and WSO2 are some of the companies providing cloud-based IoT middleware products to speed up and deliver proper connectivity.

Since the goal of IoT in smart buildings is to make everything capable of connecting and communicating across a network, middleware enables large numbers of IoT devices to be implemented by providing a connectivity layer for the sensors to connect with the application layer. This software performs API management, along with basic routing, messaging, and message...