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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


As smart building projects become increasingly more complex, smart building support partners are brought in to help design and integrate building systems. This complexity also changes the role these support partners play, evolving from conventional product integrators into master systems integrators and consultants. The following is an overview of the different partner roles to consider when determining what you’ll need for your smart project:

  • Conventional product integrators: These engineers are solely focused on incorporating a single product or subsystem into a building and integrating that subsystem into the overall building automation scheme. Typically, they are deeply connected to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplying the system, and they are highly trained in that system’s hardware and proprietary language. Unfortunately, this usually results in disparate, siloed systems that are not integrated.
  • Managed Service Providers (MSPs...