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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


Traditionally, the erection of a new building has harmed the environment due to its energy use for heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, and other systems. The building environment accounts for 40% of global energy use and an estimated 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, building architects and developers have focused more on sustainable building practices being energy-efficient and eco-friendly, reducing pollution, and reducing resources.

There are three pillars to the sustainability framework, often referred to as the 3 Ps of Sustainability:

  • Planet: This pillar focuses on reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the planet’s resources. ESG’s environmental pillar includes waste management, eliminating toxic hazards, recycling materials, green energy, and reducing carbon emissions.
  • People: This pillar is like ESG’s social pillar; this focuses on business practices to promote health, well-being, and...