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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)
1
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
7
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
11
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
15
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

Smart building project roadmap

Each smart building project will require adding smartness, connectivity, and convergence by bringing together many different components, technologies, and individuals. Since IoT smart integrated buildings are relatively new, there are few industry-designated smart building design certifications and programs and, therefore, a limited number of graduates.

There are, however, experienced architects, engineers, and consultants as we identified earlier who have gained experience through their projects, and they can offer their expertise to help guide you through your project. Whether or not you engage a consultant to assist in your smart project, we recommend following a phased roadmap approach to keep the project disciplined, focused, and aligned. Figure 12.2 outlines the roadmap phases and aligns previous chapters as references for detailed information.

Figure 12.2 – A smart project roadmap and related chapters

Figure 12.2 – A smart project roadmap and related chapters

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