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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

Energy management

Improving energy management is great for the environment and great for a building’s bottom line. Energy costs typically account for 40% of the building’s total operating budget and, therefore, easily become the most common targeted area for improvement and cost reduction. Worldwide sustainable goals focus on carbon footprint reduction, climate control, and renewable energy sources, and buildings contribute enormously to each of these. Efficient energy use in buildings can decrease indoor air pollution and reduce health-related problems.

A Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is a computer system that monitors, controls, measures, and optimizes energy consumption within a building. A BEMS will specifically connect a building’s systems, which involve energy use and demand such as electrical and mechanical lighting, HVAC, ventilation, power, and security systems. Metering and sub-metering capabilities allow facility operators to collect important...