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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 Services and Smart Building Amenities

Building operators and tenants interact regularly regarding lease agreements, monthly rent, fee payments, building operations, maintenance impacting tenants, tenant-specific requests, and numerous other building-related activities and events. Tenants’ return to buildings post-pandemic is driving an increased desire for real-time communications from building operators about health and safety mitigation activities. IoT smart building systems digitize the collection and distribution of data to enhance the interaction process.

Increasing densification rates combined with inadequate space utilization are driving the need for workspace management systems. Smart buildings are seeing an increased focus on occupant-centric workplaces, using occupancy analytics and live updates on the location of people and objects. Think of it as a blue dot on a digital map showing where something is at a given moment.

This chapter will explore the numerous...