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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


The major hardware components necessary to build a smart building IoT network include IoT sensors, connectivity and communications devices, computing capabilities either locally, on the edge, or in the cloud, output devices, and user displays. Smart applications are then required to deliver the solution, and this chapter provided an extensive list of applications that make buildings smarter. IoT middleware is software that is the middle communication layer between different components, devices, systems, and other building communication items. We concluded by recommending that planners review key industry codes, standards, and guidelines to ensure their smart projects do not quickly become obsolete.

The next chapter will focus on how to construct and integrate your smart building project in a new construction or retrofit environment, along with identifying the service providers that will be required.