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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

Building communications network/broadcast/push messaging

Building occupants always expect Wi-Fi connectivity and cellular coverage throughout a building. They are not bound to their desks and offices and roam from space to space. Applications such as indoor navigation, coupled with teleconferencing, augmented/virtual reality, and data networks drive massive increases in bandwidth requirements. Low-powered IoT connectivity networks are needed to connect the explosion of sensors, actuators, controllers, and devices being added to buildings. These wired, wireless, and IoT/data networks must be integrated to deliver a converged network infrastructure in a smart building.

Many buildings have some sort of owner-installed, owner-controlled network in place, which traditionally is a wired broadband communication network with switches and electronics. Using wires, these networks connect critical yet siloed HVAC and security, fire, alarm, elevator, CCTV, and other systems. These buildings...