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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

Framework for measuring smart city impact

A successful smart city initiative may be measured based on several different potential outcomes. Similar to a holistic smart building, a holistic smart city will implement smart programs that generate positive outcomes across many different performance factors, and they need a framework to measure and report these outcomes.

A holistic key performance indicator (H-KPI) framework has been developed by the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This framework is used to measure the return on investment and community impact of certain technology or projects across an entire smart city ecosystem.

The framework involves assessing data across three main levels of analysis:

  • Technologies layer: This level includes the city’s sensors and actuators, networks, data systems, and computational hardware and software systems
  • Infrastructure services layer: This includes the communication...