Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

Book description

Harness the full potential of IoT in your building to improve living standards, energy efficiency, and more Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Key Features

  • Discover how IoT solutions transform mechanical and electrical control systems into smart systems
  • Unlock new revenue potential, operational efficiencies, and improved occupant’s quality of life
  • Explore industry thought leadership through author-led real-world applications and use cases

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Discover what’s a smart building and how IoT enables smart solutions
  • Uncover how IoT can make mechanical and electrical systems smart
  • Understand how IoT improves workflow tasks, operations, and maintenance
  • Explore the components and technology that make a smart building
  • Recognize how to put together components to deploy smart applications
  • Build your smart building stack to design and develop smart solutions

Who this book is for

This book is for architects, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC engineers, system integrators, facility, and operations personnel, and others looking to implement IoT solutions to make their buildings smart. Basic understanding of various mechanical and electrical building systems including HVAC, security, fire alarms, communications, and data networks as well as the operations and maintenance requirements is a prerequisite.

Table of contents

  1. Internet of Things for Smart Buildings
  2. Foreword
  3. Contributors
  4. About the author
  5. About the reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
    4. Download the color images
    5. Get in touch
    6. Share Your Thoughts
    7. Download a free PDF copy of this book
  7. Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
  8. Chapter 1: An Introduction to IoT and Smart Buildings
    1. A day in a smart building
      1. Arrival and access
      2. Information, preferences, and data
      3. Communications network and collaborative conferencing
      4. Smart building infrastructure
      5. Tenant applications
      6. Smart building definition
      7. Types of smart buildings
    2. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
      1. IoT challenges
    3. How smart buildings and IoT came together
    4. The stakeholders and benefits of a smart building
      1. Safety and security
      2. Cost reduction
      3. Revenue generation and increased asset value
      4. Improved quality of experience
    5. Traditional building issues solved by IoT and smart buildings
    6. Smart buildings for a smart city
    7. The history and evolution of building control systems
    8. Summary
  9. Chapter 2: Smart Building Operations and Controls
    1. Facility controls/building operations maintenance
    2. Remote monitoring and management
    3. Building management systems/building automation systems
    4. Energy management
    5. Lighting systems
    6. Facility support
    7. Preventive/predictive maintenance
    8. Tenant billing for sub-metering usage
    9. Maintenance alerts/notifications
    10. Space management
    11. Summary
  10. Chapter 3: First Responders and Building Safety
    1. What first responders need
      1. Public safety standards and codes
      2. Public safety systems
      3. IoT and the future of public safety systems
      4. IoT and first responder challenges
    2. New safety requirements for the new normal
      1. Building access control systems
      2. Visitor registration
      3. Cleaning
      4. Touchless controls
    3. IoT smart building safety systems
      1. Security and cameras
      2. Accessibility
    4. Indoor air quality monitoring
    5. Building communications network/broadcast/push messaging
    6. Summary
  11. Chapter 4: How to Make Buildings Smarter with Smart Location
    1. Location data sources
    2. Indoor positioning
    3. Navigation, maps, and way-finders
    4. Asset location and tracking
      1. Asset-tracking technologies
    5. Real-time occupancy
      1. Occupancy sensing applications
      2. Occupancy-sensing technologies
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter 5: Tenant Services and Smart Building Amenities
    1. Work orders and tenant requests
    2. Space occupancy, utilization, and booking
    3. Financial interactions
    4. Data analytics
    5. Workforce applications
    6. Concierge services and the amenity marketplace
    7. Customized applications
      1. Gamification
      2. Custom experiences
    8. Summary
  13. Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
  14. Chapter 6: The Smart Building Ecosystem
    1. IoT sensors and devices
    2. Connectivity
      1. Transmission methods
      2. Traditional building communications protocols
      3. Common wireless IoT building communications protocols
    3. Three layers of computing
      1. Edge and fog computing
      2. Cloud computing
    4. Software and APIs
    5. Data management
    6. User interface and single pane of glass (SPOG)
      1. SPOG
    7. Summary
  15. Chapter 7: Smart Building Architecture and Use Cases
    1. Smart building architecture to pull components together
    2. Smart building architecture challenges
      1. IT/OT convergence
    3. Use case – IAQ monitoring
      1. Unexpected benefits
    4. Use case – smart IoT-connected restrooms
    5. Use case – PoE at the Sinclair Hotel
      1. How it works
      2. Solving for the smart building architecture
    6. Use case – energy reduction at an Australian shopping mall
    7. Cybersecurity for smart buildings
      1. NIST cybersecurity best practices
      2. Smart building IoT and privacy
    8. Summary
  16. Chapter 8: Digital Twins – a Virtual Representation
    1. Smart building digital twin defined
      1. History and use in smart buildings
    2. Monetization opportunities
    3. Types of digital twins
    4. Layers and components
    5. Creating a digital twin
    6. Digital twins helping public safety teams
    7. Smart hospitals using digital twin technology
    8. Lowe’s stores introducing digital twin technology
    9. Digital twin smart building challenges
    10. Summary
  17. Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
  18. Chapter 9: Smart Building IoT Stacks and Requirements
    1. What are smart building stacks?
      1. The Smarter Stack
      2. How to use the Smarter Stack
    2. The Smarter Stack use cases
      1. Business categories use case
      2. Connectivity and communications use case
      3. Cybersecurity use case
      4. High school requirements use case
    3. Using the Smarter Stack to gain perspectives
    4. The Smarter Stack for financial considerations
    5. The Stack for technologies, standards, and protocols
    6. What will be the approach, agile or all-at-once?
    7. Summary
  19. Chapter 10: Understanding Your Building’s Existing Smart Level and Systems
    1. How smart is your building
      1. The Smarter Stack
      2. WiredScore
      3. SPIRE Smart Building Assessment™
      4. Smart Building Alliance
      5. Smart Building Collective assessment and certification
    2. Current building systems
      1. Civil systems
      2. Structural systems
      3. Mechanical systems
      4. Electrical systems
      5. Energy systems
      6. Plumbing systems
      7. Technology systems
      8. Communication systems
    3. A post-smart building assessment
      1. Network diagram
      2. System modification, upgrade, replacement, and addition
    4. Summary
  20. Chapter 11: Technology and Applications
    1. Hardware technology
    2. Smart building applications
    3. IoT middleware
    4. Codes, standards, and guidelines to consider
    5. Summary
  21. Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities
  22. Chapter 12: A Roadmap to Your Smart Building Will Require Partners
    1. Smart project planning
      1. A built environment drives the majority of IoT smart buildings projects
      2. New buildings create built-in IoT opportunities
    2. Partners
    3. Smart building project roadmap
    4. Potential roadblocks
    5. Summary
  23. Chapter 13: The Importance of Smart Buildings for Sustainability and the Environment
    1. ESG
      1. ESG terminology
      2. ESG and buildings
    2. Sustainability
    3. Sustainability data
      1. ESG and sustainability confusion
    4. Green buildings
    5. EU sustainability taxonomy
    6. ESG and smart buildings investments
    7. Sustainability funding
    8. Global sustainability plan
    9. Summary
  24. Chapter 14: Smart Buildings Lead to Smart Cities
    1. The elusive smart city
      1. Smart city defined
      2. The benefits of a smart city
    2. Smart buildings create the smart city
    3. Framework for measuring smart city impact
    4. IoT helps buildings give back to the grid
      1. Net-zero buildings
    5. Government buildings are smart city starters
    6. World’s top smart cities 2022
    7. Summary
  25. Chapter 15: Smart Buildings on the Bleeding Edge
    1. Smart buildings’ impact on NOI
      1. Smart buildings are digitalizing the commercial real estate market
    2. Building smart from the start
    3. Intelligent learning
      1. AI is making buildings smarter
    4. Unified buildings
    5. IoT will drive the future of buildings
    6. What’s next
    7. Final thoughts – data tagging
    8. Summary
  26. Index
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Product information

  • Title: Internet of Things for Smart Buildings
  • Author(s): Harry G. Smeenk, Marc Petock
  • Release date: March 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781804619865