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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

World’s top smart cities 2022

As mentioned earlier, there are some cities that have been very successful with their smart city initiatives. The Smart City Index is an annual report developed by the Institute for Management Development and the Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD), which ranks cities using technological and economic data, along with a perception rating from the citizens on how smart they perceive their city to be.

The top-ranked cities and smart buildings in 2022 were the following:

  • Singapore: This city-state launched its smart city initiative in 2014 in both the public and private sectors. Citywide smart programs include a digital health system that uses IoT wearable devices and video consultations, a contactless payment system for public transportation, and a portion of the city designated as vehicle-free.

Smart buildings include Capital Tower, a 52-story building and winner of the Green Mark Platinum Award for design, energy...