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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


Leading a smart building IoT project requires a disciplined approach, knowledge of the industry and its common protocols, and the ability to recognize opportunities. Design, engineering, and technology partners will be required to supplement skill sets, drive implementation, and ensure complete system integration. While new buildings under development are excellent candidates to implement and integrate every latest smart building technology, often budget restrictions will require a phased approach, which means a long-term plan will be required to ensure future technology can easily be integrated.

Part of a disciplined approach includes following a roadmap with defined steps, including assessing existing systems, developing a smart vision, prioritizing projects, designing smart, engaging vendors and partners, addressing security risks, and developing steps to optimize and operate these systems in the long term. In this chapter, we outlined a recommended roadmap and tied previous...