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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

The Smart Building Ecosystem

While many of the new buildings under design and construction today have already incorporated IoT and smart building solutions, smart buildings do not need to begin from the ground up. Existing buildings known as the built environment may add IoT technology and smart building applications to make a building smarter.

What are the components necessary to build an IoT network to create a smart building? We will review the major components of the smart building ecosystem: IoT sensors and devices, edge, fog, or cloud computing, data management, analytics software, a user interface, and a means of connectivity.

In this chapter, we’re going to do the following:

  • Explore the various IoT sensors and devices that monitor an environment and send data to a computer for processing and viewing
  • Discover the differences between on-site computing and cloud computing and how smart buildings combine them
  • Examine how information is transmitted from...