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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

Final thoughts – data tagging

New IoT sensors and devices will continue to evolve and almost every aspect of a building will become smart, generating massive amounts of data. My biggest concern going forward centers around data tagging and the current lack of a disciplined tagging convention within the industry. Like the issues created by proprietary disparate building systems of the last generation, engineers are creating their own naming and data tagging conventions to describe various elements within a building.

Smart buildings need a data tagging standard that uniquely defines every element within a building to create a common language. Data tagging standards will allow data flow to move quicker and more efficiently between devices, controllers, and interrelated equipment. BrickSchema and Project Haystack were developed to handle these issues; however, they each need to be applied manually, resulting in a very time-consuming and costly process that is prone to errors...