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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

Global sustainability plan

In 2022, US President Biden issued Executive Order 14057, entitled The Federal Sustainability Plan, which established a set of goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These goals outlined here are in line with the updated Paris Agreement goals adopted in September 2022 by the 194 member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is therefore more than likely that wherever you are reading this book, your country has adopted the same or similar goals.

The importance of understanding these goals is that buildings play a major role in causing greenhouse gas emissions and therefore they will need to play a significant role in reducing these emissions to achieve these goals. IoT and smart building technology will be required throughout buildings to this end.

The sustainability goals are as follows:

  • 100% carbon-pollution-free electricity (CFE) by 2030, including 50% on a 24/7 basis: This will impact the energy...