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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

IoT sensors and devices

Smart building devices are the systems and platforms that perform a specific task. These devices typically will have built-in intelligence to gather information and react accordingly. Many may have built-in connectivity as well such as cloud connectivity, BACnet, Modbus, or similar connectivity protocols. Examples include a building’s HVAC system, smart elevators, perimeter access, door locks, cameras, readers, actuators, controllers, and many more. For systems and devices that do not have built-in intelligence and connectivity, IoT sensors or tags can be affixed and connected directly to them.

A smart building’s IoT network begins with smart building sensors that collect operational and environmental data and automate certain activities. Monitoring and measuring a connected device are the inherent functions, along with noting any changes in the measured parameter and alerting when it’s out of range. There are many IoT sensor types, and...