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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

Sustainability data

Industry sustainability certification organizations such as RESET, GRESB, LEED, and BREEAM require data and accurate reporting across a building’s operations. Previous data gathering and reporting practices included manual clipboard recordings which were often prone to inaccuracies and stale data. IoT smart building technology provides real-time information not only for actionable insights but also for sustainability reporting.

Carbon reporting measures the emissions coming from buildings from activities, such as burning gas or oil and electricity consumption. IoT sensors and devices are used to monitor, collect, and report the data on this and for other sustainability-related reporting. Sustainability data must be consistent, accessible, auditable, and timely. In many countries, the data must be in a machine-readable format.

The combination of IoT sensor devices, cloud and edge computing, and ML and AI solutions make it possible to efficiently gather...