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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

Government buildings are smart city starters

Nearly every city has numerous buildings that are owned by the city and therefore present opportunities to build the foundation for a smart city. These buildings include courthouses, jails, city halls, libraries, police stations, tax offices, farmer’s markets, and city operations. Cities will often also contain provincial, state, territory, and federal/national buildings.

A government building operates the same as a private building, and therefore, all the efficiency and cost-cutting initiatives we discussed for buildings apply to these buildings as well. Cities wishing to implement smart city initiatives should consider their own buildings as launching points. These government-owned and managed buildings will require all the same IoT devices and smart technologies that have been discussed throughout this book.

The US General Services Administration (GSA) is the US government’s largest civilian landlord. They have built...