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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

Lighting systems

For many buildings, the transition to a smart building usually begins with the lighting system. Immediate and significant results can be achieved with reasonable investments in lighting systems, and therefore, they tend to be an easier decision for building owners and operators. Most of the other building systems are scheduled-based systems, often still running when no one is using the building. Smart lighting systems can be occupant-driven and better utilized when occupied or unoccupied.

Smart building lighting systems typically begin by converting to using LED systems and lamps, which consume less energy and reduce costs. Lamps are changed much less frequently, contributing to lower maintenance costs. Most smart lighting systems are IoT sensor-controlled motion sensing systems, which improve safety and convenience. They can also improve productivity, as they are bright enough to light all areas and are less of an irritant to the eye. The data collected helps building...