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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

Concierge services and the amenity marketplace

Office amenities have a significant impact on tenant satisfaction, and from my experience, almost three-quarters of tenants wish their office building had more or better amenities. Fast Wi-Fi and free coffee were once thought to be an amenity but are now considered standard requirements. Smart buildings use IoT sensors and smart building applications to build a tenant portal with access to amenity services. These services help to attract and retain high-quality tenants and provide a safe environment.

The following are some of the many amenity services that benefit from using IoT smart building solutions to enhance the quality of a tenant’s experience:

  • Conference facilities: While most tenants will have meeting rooms in their space, they may not have space large enough to accommodate large events. Adjustable conference rooms with online scheduling and payments, along with smart tenant controls for temperature, lighting...