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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

Financial interactions

Commercial real estate, retail, office park, multifamily, residential, flex space, and other building types typically will have a building owner/operator and tenant/renter relationship that requires financial transactions to occur. In some cases, it is a simple, single, all-inclusive monthly agreed amount to be paid by a certain date. More often, there are several components that comprise the monthly amount to be paid, with some fixed items and some variable items tied to usage.

This list may include a base rent or lease amount, utilities, parking, point-of-sales amounts for in-building purchases, amenity services, homeowners’ association fees, tenant improvements, fees for common area use and maintenance, storage and delivery fees, and large-scale building repairs or purchases.

Building operators implement comprehensive solutions to manage all aspects of their interactions with tenants, guests, and potential tenants. Vacancy management, rent payments...