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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)
1
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
7
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
11
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
15
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

Use case – IAQ monitoring

The most common way COVID-19 is transmitted from one person to another is through tiny airborne particles of the virus hanging in indoor air for minutes or hours after an infected person has been there,” said Alondra Nelson, head of the White House Office of Science and Air. As well as COVID-19, nearly every virus is transmitted through the air, and building owners and operators are now realizing that IAQ monitoring is a long-term investment.

A Facilities Net article by Dave Lubach published on May 2 2022 titled Occupants Unhappy with Return-to-Work Health and Safety Measures: Survey indicated “employees are still concerned with returning to buildings that are free of germ-causing agents on surfaces and include less-than-clean air.”

As workers return to their offices post-pandemic, building owners and operators are faced with the challenge of assuring these occupants that their buildings are clean and safe. In addition...