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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 on the Bleeding Edge

Smart buildings have become a bleeding-edge technology integration movement in the built environment over the past few years. The 2020 pandemic and the subsequent return to the office saw the need to release many new IoT smart building solutions before they were thoroughly tested and, therefore, came with a degree of risk often associated with bleeding-edge technology. Early adopters weighed the risks and opted to move forward to solve immediate needs around indoor air quality, building access, occupancy levels, and social distancing requirements.

Based on the growing development of IoT sensors, edge/cloud computing, and data management, smart buildings integrate data sources, inputs, and user types with actionable information to create more efficient, effective, and engaging spaces. But what’s next? This chapter will explore how the smart building impact is calculated, the evolution of smart buildings, the use of smart construction techniques...