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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

Smart project planning

Making buildings smarter will be dramatically different between new construction projects and retrofitting an existing building (better known as retrofitting the built environment). Let’s begin to define a smart building project by first understanding what type of project environment you are dealing with.

A built environment drives the majority of IoT smart buildings projects

The term built environment generally describes an environment that is everything that surrounds us and that is built by humans. In its holistic view, it includes infrastructure, bridges, roads, sidewalks, transportation, buildings, and all the spaces between buildings. For the sake of this discussion, we will use the term to describe existing buildings, regardless of building type and their surrounding spaces.

Of the total number of buildings projected for the year 2050 worldwide, 80 percent of that number already exists today, and they make up the built environment. Suffice...