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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP by Adam Dunkels, Jean-Philippe Vasseur

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Chapter 24

Building Automation

With ever-increasing energy costs, energy savings have become critical in buildings. Building automation is a way to save energy in buildings and provide critical functions such as fire emergency evacuation. Smart objects are rapidly entering this market because of the reduced installation costs that wireless systems provide.

Building automation is the instrumentation, mechanization, and data aggregation of a variety of discrete building systems to make monitoring and controlling of building equipment more efficient. Building Automation Systems (BAS) automatically adjust heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems to meet the targeted environmental conditions for the building, while minimizing ...

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