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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 Building Operations and Controls

A building is comprised of many systems, each operating independently, and most are not connected or communicating with each other. These siloed systems include mechanical, lighting, electrical, energy, plumbing, ventilation, heating, and air conditioning, to name a few. In Chapter 1, An Introduction to IoT and Smart Buildings, we imagined what it would be like working in a smart building and discovered smart solutions in almost every function of the building’s infrastructure comprised of these systems.

Building a smart building starts with making some or all these systems smart with IoT sensors, actuators, controllers, and devices. They are then connected via a communication network, and data is delivered to a computing platform located on-premises or in the cloud. These systems are monitored, measured, controlled, and optimized using smart building solutions. Data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence computing can...