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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

Workforce applications

IoT technology can help improve operational efficiency and employee productivity. We have covered how IoT assists a workforce in building access control and security, along with how these devices provide valuable real-time data. Workforce management solutions combined with IoT-connected networks provide access to critical company data to ensure the workforce is distributed efficiently and effectively. Smartphones, wearables, and sensors collect data used by managers to allocate resources and track staff performance on a task-by-task basis.

Workforce Management (WFM) is software that streamlines and automates processes related to organizational performance levels and competencies. It is designed to optimize a worker’s productivity and improve efficiency. These systems will track work schedules, time and labor, and workforce absences, ensuring payroll accuracy. They also organize environmental health and safety information collection, reporting, and root...