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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

Unified buildings

What’s next for the smart building evolution? In Chapter 1, An Introduction to IoT and Smart Buildings, we defined a smart building as a building that uses an integrated set of technology, systems, and infrastructure to optimize building performance and occupant experience. We have spent numerous chapters reviewing how IoT sensors and devices, connected with computing processing capabilities and smart applications, monitor, measure, manage, and control nearly every system in a building to improve efficiency, reduce the impact on the environment, lower operation costs, increase revenue, and, most importantly, enhance the occupant’s quality of experience.

Buildings have evolved from local single control systems in the early 1980s to centralized controls in the late 1990s. In the 2000s, intelligent buildings added some communication, databases, and analytics capabilities to allow distributed systems to communicate back to a central system with a heavy...