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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 funding

As we might expect, there is a cost to running an ESG or sustainability program for a building. Fortunately, regardless of your location, there is most likely a government-sponsored program to assist in defraying some or all these costs. We recommend that you review the programs available to you from your local, regional, state, provincial, territory, national, and federal government agencies. Often, utility providers will have rebate or discount programs available as well.

Sustainability funding programs come in many different formats, from money provided in advance to credits given later. Some of the program types we recommend you search locally include the following:

  • Tax credits: For example, in the United States, there are federal income tax credits and other incentives for energy efficiency along with renewable energy tax credits. has 31 member countries and 8 associated countries and they help to locate tax credit programs for sustainability...