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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

Tenant billing for sub-metering usage

Sub-metering tenant billing creates accountability and ownership of utility use by commercial or residential tenants. It ensures fair and equitable billing for actual gas, water, and electricity use, as opposed to a straight, across-the-board split based on prorating per square foot.

Tenants can monitor and better manage their use, making them more likely to use less and giving them satisfaction. In the end, the property owner will achieve cost savings while extending the power supply equipment lifespan. Adding sub-meters adds value to a property and tends to attract a more qualified tenant.

So, what is sub-metering? In the past, utility usage for a building was measured on one master meter, which provided a reading for an entire building. Building managers spent numerous hours calculating the monthly bills for each tenant, often containing billing errors and creating confusion. Sub-metering simply places meters on each floor, for each utility...