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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

Preventive/predictive maintenance

Nearly every functioning piece of equipment within a building will require cleaning and maintenance at some point. Building and equipment maintenance is very time-consuming and expensive, and knowing when to perform it can prevent outages and maintain costs. In the past, some buildings used a reactive-maintenance approach that allowed the equipment to fail and then perform the fixes. Obviously, this is an inefficient expensive approach that could negatively impact occupant satisfaction levels during downtime.

Some maintenance activities are easy to schedule and perform on a calendar basis, such as once a week, once a month, or once a year. Others can be performed based on the actual runtime, such as the number of miles or hours a piece of equipment has operated since its last maintenance.

Condition-based Maintenance (CbM) is performed once equipment starts showing signs of wear and tear or is operating out of normal range, such as vibration,...