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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

Smart Buildings Lead to Smart Cities

Resource consumption reduction, operations efficiency gains, environmental improvements, sustainability, and enhancing the quality of life for all stakeholders are just a few of the smart city goals that match the goals of smart buildings. Buildings often operate as small cities within themselves, having to address nearly all the same systems in a complementary manner.

Buildings are a microcosm of cities with similar needs to manage resources, water, energy, lighting, emergency services, security, and other services. Along the same line of reasoning, smart buildings are a microcosm of smart cities and therefore serve as the ideal launching point to grow and develop smart cities.

Smart cities contain complex layered systems and an ecosystem of networks. These network foundations may be built with individual buildings that each use IoT smart building solutions to address building automation, energy optimization, and numerous other smart outcomes...