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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

ESG and smart buildings investments

In a sense, it’s the perfect storm coming together. Challenging economic conditions, a post-pandemic new-normal hybrid working model, increasing energy prices, and governmental tightening of energy regulations are forcing investments in IoT smart building solutions. New technology is being developed specifically to help building owners and operators meet ESG goals.

Building Management Systems (BMSs) use IoT technology to embed physical objects with sensors to become more energy-efficient and collect massive amounts of data to provide actionable insights. ESG and sustainability have become a high priority with a worldwide consensus that we need to achieve net-zero goals globally by 2050. These drive smart building investments and PwC estimates there will be an 84% increase in ESG-labeled investments by 2026.

Buildings adopt IoT smart building technologies to help achieve their ESG objectives. IoT and BMSs are traditionally separate and...