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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)
1
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
7
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
11
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
15
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

What’s next

New IoT-based devices are continually being developed and we should recognize that almost any physical item can now be made smart by adding IoT sensors, some connectivity, and computing capabilities. If the return-on-investment model is favorable, chances are it will become smart. IoT device costs will continue to decrease, making more and more items candidates for being made smart.

The following are a few examples of what is trending at the time of this writing:

  • Matter: 2023 will see the introduction of Matter version 1.0 from the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly the Zigbee Alliance. This 280-member alliance includes giants such as Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa. They developed a smart home standard that allows their applications to communicate with each other and increase their cybersecurity capabilities.
Figure 15.8 – CSA Matter standard

Figure 15.8 – CSA Matter standard

  • Smart plug-and-play power jacks:...