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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

First Responders and Building Safety

Building owners and operators recognize their top priority is the safety of all those in or near their building. Healthy, safe, and secure building design and construction is a primary goal to prevent injuries and illnesses and to improve compliance with laws and regulations. Providing information about, access to, and control of a building system to first responders can improve crucial response times and save lives.

New technologies help first responders by giving them building information ahead of time. This can eliminate on-the-spot reconnaissance and decision-making, preventing a need to scramble to find people who know about a building and its systems. Crucial building information can be transferred to the first responders while they are en route and once they arrive. Staying connected during an emergency is critical, and smart buildings ensure there is the capability to communicate anywhere in the building during an event.

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