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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

Indoor air quality monitoring

The pandemic has drawn new attention to the health and safety impacts of indoor air quality. Occupants want to know that indoor air is clean and safe to reduce and prevent the spread of viruses. The return to buildings by workers will largely depend on the ability to mitigate the air quality and the willingness to communicate these actions and results to all stakeholders. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that individuals spend nearly 90% of their time indoors and that some pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels and continue to rise with new construction materials and methods.

IAQ includes the air within and around the building and is typically tied to the health and comfort of the occupant. Concern for indoor air began long before the recent pandemic, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting that up to 30% of all buildings experienced poor IAQ in 1984. This was commonly referred to as Sick Building Syndrome...