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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

Potential roadblocks

While our smart building roadmap will help guide you toward your smart project(s), every road, unfortunately, has roadblocks, and identifying and handling these early in a process will help ensure success. These roadblocks include the following:

  • Lack of an internal smart building champion: Since a smart building requires cutting-edge technology that impacts the day-to-day functionality of the building, it is often difficult to find an internal champion to see the vision and drive the change while maintaining current operation levels. The internal champion will need to embrace the vision, build the team, clear the budget roadblocks, field the contract issues, and continually push forward to achieve the integration vision. This champion must also have insight into the buildings’ mission, energy consumption, security, operations, occupant comfort, and overall productivity. This internal champion is the key to reaching or falling short of smart building...