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Smart Buildings Systems for Architects Owners and Builders

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects  Owners and Builders Book
Author : James M Sinopoli
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2009-11-09
ISBN : 9780080889696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders is a practical guide and resource for architects, builders, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building. Written for any professional interested in designing or building smart Buildings systems, this book provides you with the fundamentals needed to select and utilize the most up to date technologies to serve your purpose. In this book, you'll find simple to follow illustrations and diagrams, detailed explanations of systems and how they work and their draw backs. Case studies are used to provide examples of systems and the common problems encountered during instillation. Some simple Repair and Trouble shooting tips are also included. After reading this book, builders, architects and owners will have a solid understanding of how these systems work which of these system is right for their project. Concise and easy to understand, the book will also provide a common language for ensure understanding across the board. Thereby, eliminating confusion and creating a common understanding among professionals. Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols, SQL datebases, standard fiber optic Data Networks and Voice Networks Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance Systems Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems and Electric Power Management Systems, Lighting Control Systems Facility Management Systems

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Book
Author : Jim Sinopoli
Publisher : Smart Buildings
Release : 2006-05-01
ISBN : 0978614402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Buildings is a practical guide and resource for architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, contractors, and design consultants. The book covers the costs and benefits of smart buildings, and the basic design foundations, technology systems, and management systems encompassed within a smart building. Unlike other resources, Smart Buildings is organized to provide an overview of each of the technology systems in a building, and to indicate where each of these systems is in their migration to and utilization of the standard underpinnings of a smart building.

Green and Smart Buildings

Green and Smart Buildings Book
Author : Nilesh Y. Jadhav
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-01
ISBN : 9811010021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the various technologies that are currently available or are now being developed for the green and smart buildings of the future. It examines why green building performance is important, and how it can be measured and rated using appropriate benchmarking systems. Lastly, the book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in green building technologies and the trend towards zero energy or net positive energy buildings in the future.

Advanced Technology for Smart Buildings

Advanced Technology for Smart Buildings Book
Author : James Sinopoli
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2016-07-31
ISBN : 1630813729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Authored by an accredited expert in the field, this timely new resource introduces technologies that can be used for advanced smart buildings, including renewable power, communications, indoor positioning, security management, and control systems. This book speaks to the innovation of advanced technology, particularly information technology within the building industry today and explores the potential benefits and issues with advanced technology and its applications and presents practical real-world case studies. This book demonstrates that the penetration of information technology in the building industry is a long term, major development that will affect homes, offices, and other buildings. Smart technology will impact the automation and communications in existing and new building systems.

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Book
Author : Marco Casini
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-27
ISBN : 0081006403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design process in the third millennium, Part One examines the differences between Zero Energy, Green, and Smart Buildings, with particular emphasis placed on the issue of smart buildings and smart housing, mainly the ‘envelope’ and how to make it more adaptive with the new possibilities offered by nanotechnology and smart materials. Part Two focuses on the last generation of solutions for smart thermal insulation. Based on the results of extensive research into more innovative insulation materials, chapters discuss achievements in nanotechnology, bio-ecological, and phase-change materials. The technical characteristics, performance level, and methods of use for each are described in detail, as are the achievements in the field of green walls and their use as a solution for upgrading the energy efficiency and environmental performance of existing buildings. Finally, Part Three reviews current research on smart windows, with the assumption that transparent surfaces represent the most critical element in the energy balance of the building. Chapters provide an extensive review on the technical features of transparent closures that are currently on the market or under development, from so-called dynamic glazing to bio-adaptive and photovoltaic glazing. The aesthetic potential and performance limits are also be discussed. Presents valuable definitions that are given to explain the characteristics, requirements, and differences between ‘zero energy’, ‘green’ and ‘smart’ buildings Contains particular focus on the next generation of construction materials and the most advanced products currently entering the market Lists both the advantages and disadvantages to help the reader choose the most suitable solution Takes into consideration both design and materials aspects Promotes the existence of new advanced materials providing technical information to encourage further use and reduce costs compared to more traditional materials

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Book
Author : Ron Bakker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-01-01
ISBN : 1000705366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How is technology shaping our built environment and changing the practice of architecture? This book explores how buildings and spaces are designed, built, used, and better understood through technology. A practical guide to technical advances including Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, innovative materials and robotics, Smart Buildings also outlines the opportunities for architecture including improved communication, flexibility, wellbeing, productivity and data collection. Bringing together multidisciplinary contributions and case studies from across the globe, this book provides an inspiring practical guide on how technology can inspire new architectural ideas, improving quality, comfort, health and wellbeing in the built environment

Smart Buildings Smart Communities and Demand Response

Smart Buildings  Smart Communities and Demand Response Book
Author : Denia Kolokotsa,Nikos Kampelis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN : 111980423X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on near-zero energy buildings (NZEBs), smart communities and microgrids. In this context, demand response (DR) is associated with significant environmental and economic benefits when looking at how electricity grids, communities and buildings can operate optimally. In DR, the consumer becomes a prosumer with an important active role in the exchange of energy on an hourly basis. DR is gradually gaining ground with respect to the reduction of peak loads, grid balancing and dealing with the volatility of renewable energy sources (RES). This transition calls for high environmental awareness and new tools or services that will improve the dynamic as well as secure multidirectional exchange of energy and data. Overall, DR is identified as an important field for technological and market innovations aligned with climate change mitigation policies and the transition to sustainable smart grids in the foreseeable future. Smart Buildings, Smart Communities and Demand Response provides an insight into various intrinsic aspects of DR potential, at the building and the community level.

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Flexibility in Smart Buildings

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Flexibility in Smart Buildings Book
Author : Alessia Arteconi
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-01-21
ISBN : 3039438492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Special Issue “Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Flexibility in Smart Buildings” addresses the relevant role of buildings as strategic instruments to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the overall energy system. This role of the built environment is not yet fully developed and exploited and the book content contributes to increasing the general awareness of achievable benefits. In particular, different topics are discussed, such as optimal control, innovative efficient technologies, methodological approaches, and country analysis about energy efficiency and energy flexibility potential of the built environment. The Special Issue offers valuable insights into the most recent research developments worldwide.

Organizing Smart Buildings and Cities

Organizing Smart Buildings and Cities Book
Author : Elisabetta Magnaghi,Véronique Flambard,Daniela Mancini,Julie Jacques,Nicolas Gouvy
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-02-01
ISBN : 3030606074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United Nations included sustainable cities and communities in its 2030 SDGs. Cities and, on a smaller scale, neighborhoods, building managers and firms are now adopting technologies and information systems to help achieve the energy, economic, social and environmental transition. This volume gathers contributions on the key organizational success factors for this transition. To do so, it analyzes the role of information systems, use of data, and technological assistance solutions from multiple perspectives. The goal is to develop a framework that can successfully apply information systems to organizational and environmental issues for smart cities and smart buildings. Accordingly, the book addresses living-lab experiment evaluation techniques, and provides critical analyses of the role of the environment, context and users’ behavioral responses. In addition, it discusses key questions on the efficient management of resources, need for appropriate IT solutions, and employing co-creation with users to improve planning and organization.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings Book
Author : Derek Clements-Croome,Derek J. Croome
Publisher : Thomas Telford
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780727732668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Intelligent buildings provide stimulating environments for people to work and live in. This book brings together a body of the latest knowledge about design, management, technology and sustainability set against the background of developments in the cultural landscapes, which affect those living and working in buildings.

Smart Building Design

Smart Building Design Book
Author : Maad Bali,Dietmar A. Half,Dieter Polle,Jürgen Spitz
Publisher : Birkhäuser
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 3035616337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can smart technology open up new design opportunities – for the design, the execution, and the operation of buildings and for the digitalization of construction? A hitherto unusual conception of the building as a cybernetic architectural system forms the basis of this integrated design approach. The authors – architects and engineers with extensive design experience – contribute an overview of current technical components of automation and communication systems, as well as a summary of relevant laws, standards, and guidelines. Six example projects demonstrate completed applications at different scales, from a single-family residence to office buildings, and through to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall – amply illustrated in text, drawings, and photos.

Green Building Management and Smart Automation

Green Building Management and Smart Automation Book
Author : Solanki, Arun,Nayyar, Anand
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-07-05
ISBN : 1522597565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout the world, there is an increasing demand on diminishing natural resources in the industrial, transport, commercial, and residential sectors. Of these, the residential sector uses the most energy on such needs as lighting, water heating, air conditioning, space heating, and refrigeration. This sector alone consumes one-third of the total primary energy resources available. By using green building and smart automation techniques, this demand for energy resources can be lowered. Green Building Management and Smart Automation is an essential scholarly publication that provides an in-depth analysis of design technologies for green building and highlights the smart automation technologies that help in energy conservation, along with various performance metrics that are necessary to facilitate a building to be known as a “Green Smart Building.” Featuring a range of topics such as environmental quality, energy management, and big data analytics, this book is ideal for researchers, engineers, policymakers, government officials, architects, and students.

Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings

Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings Book
Author : Siddharth Goyal
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-07-04
ISBN : 100040109X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses primarily on both technical and business aspects needed to select, design, develop and deploy control application (or product) successfully for multiple components in building systems. Designing and deploying a control application require multiple steps such as sensing, system dynamics modelling, algorithms, and testing. This may involve choosing an appropriate methodology and technique at multiple stages during the development process. Understanding the pros and cons of such techniques, most importantly being aware of practically possible approaches in the entire ecosystem, is critical in choosing the best framework and system application for different parts of building systems. Providing a wide overview of the state-of art in controls and building systems, providing guidance on developing an end-to-end system in relation to business fundamentals (distribution channels, stakeholders, marketing, supply-chain and financial management), the book is ideal for fourth-year control/mechanical/electrical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners including business leaders concerned with smart building technology.

Intelligent Buildings An Introduction

Intelligent Buildings  An Introduction Book
Author : Derek Clements-Croome
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-08
ISBN : 113500837X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision.

Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture

Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-05-28
ISBN : 1799890333
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When it comes to architecture, there has been a focus on sustainable buildings and human well-being in the built environment. Buildings should not only be environmentally friendly and sustainable, but dually focused on human health, wellness, and experience. This includes considerations into the quality of buildings, ranging from ventilation to thermal comfort, along with environment considerations such as energy usage and material selection. Specific architectural choices and design for buildings can either contribute to or negatively impact both society and the environment, leading research in the field of architecture to be focused on environmental and societal well-being in accordance with the built environment. The Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well-Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture focuses on how the built environment is being constructed to purposefully enhance societal well-being while also maintaining green standards for environmental sustainability. On one side, this book focuses on the specific building choices that can be made for the purpose of human well-being and the occupants who will utilize the building. On the other side, this book also focuses on environmental sustainability from the standpoint of green buildings and environmental concerns. Together, these topics allow this book to have a holistic view of modern architectural choices and design. This book is essential for architects, IT professionals, engineers, contractors, environmentalists, interior designers, civil planners, regional government officials, construction companies, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in architecture and how it can promote environmental and societal well-being.

Emerging Smart Technologies

Emerging Smart Technologies Book
Author : Dr. Matthew N. O Sadiku
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2021-03-04
ISBN : 1665516607
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a world with an abundance of technologies and the technologies are developing and improving rapidly. Technologies are transforming our lifestyles, social interactions, and workplaces. Nearly everyone in the developed nations possesses multiple electronic gadgets (cell phones, tablets, personal computers, laptops, digital notebooks, etc.). Daily use of technology has evolved. Recent advances in the field of technology have led to the emergence of innovative solutions known as smart technologies. A technology is considered smart if it performs a task that an intelligent person can do. A smart or intelligent technology is a self-operative and corrective system that requires little or no human intervention. Smart technologies can be understood as a generalization of the concept of smart structures and the use of digital and communications technologies. They have given us new, powerful tools to work. Application of such technologies can transform the conventional cities into smart cities, conventional home into smart home, conventional farming into smart farming, etc. Today, we are in an era where everything is expected to be smart. Common examples include smart cities, smart factory, smart agriculture, smart farming, smart healthcare, smart university, smart medication, smart water, smart food, smart materials, smart devices, smart phones, smart grid, smart energy, smart homes, smart buildings, smart metering, smart appliances, smart equipment, smart heating controls, smart lighting systems, smart watch, smart economy, smart environment, smart grids, smart transportation, smart mobility, smart manufacturing, smart living, smart environment, smart people, etc. These technologies will ensure equity, fairness, and realize a better quality of life. The combined autonomy and ambience of smart technologies simultaneously provides the conduit through which our choices are affected. These smart technologies go hand-in-hand with a new technology called the Internet of things (IoT).

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies

Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies Book
Author : John R. Vacca
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 012816817X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is the most complete guide for integrating next generation smart city technologies into the very foundation of urban areas worldwide, showing how to make urban areas more efficient, more sustainable, and safer. Smart cities are complex systems of systems that encompass all aspects of modern urban life. A key component of their success is creating an ecosystem of smart infrastructures that can work together to enable dynamic, real-time interactions between urban subsystems such as transportation, energy, healthcare, housing, food, entertainment, work, social interactions, and governance. Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies is a complete reference for building a holistic, system-level perspective on smart and sustainable cities, leveraging big data analytics and strategies for planning, zoning, and public policy. It offers in-depth coverage and practical solutions for how smart cities can utilize resident’s intellectual and social capital, press environmental sustainability, increase personalization, mobility, and higher quality of life. Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for urban system problems, showing how smart technologies can be used to improve the lives of the billions of people living in cities across the globe Demonstrates practical implementation solutions through real-life case studies Enhances reader comprehension with learning aid such as hands-on exercises, questions and answers, checklists, chapter summaries, chapter review questions, exercise problems, and more

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010 Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2010-11-22
ISBN : 9264088733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The 2010 edition of the OECD Information Technology Outlook analyses the economic crisis and recovery, and suggests that the outlook for IT goods and services industries is good after weathering a turbulent economic period better than during the crisis at the beginning of the 2000s.

Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings

Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings Book
Author : John Littlewood,Catalina Spataru,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-05-26
ISBN : 3319520768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is widespread interest in the way that smart energy control systems, such as assessment and monitoring techniques for low carbon, nearly-zero energy and net positive buildings can contribute to a Sustainable future, for current and future generations. There is a turning point on the horizon for the supply of energy from finite resources such as natural gas and oil become less reliable in economic terms and extraction become more challenging, and more unacceptable socially, such as adverse public reaction to ‘fracking’. Thus, in 2016 these challenges are having a major influence on the design, optimisation, performance measurements, operation and preservation of: buildings, neighbourhoods, cities, regions, countries and continents. The source and nature of energy, the security of supply and the equity of distribution, the environmental impact of its supply and utilization, are all crucial matters to be addressed by suppliers, consumers, governments, industry, academia, and financial institutions. This book entitled ‘Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings’ contains eleven chapters written by international experts based on enhanced conference papers presented at the Sustainability and Energy in Buildings International conference series. This book will be of interest to University staff and students; and also industry practioners.

Smart Technologies and Design For Healthy Built Environments

Smart Technologies and Design For Healthy Built Environments Book
Author : Ming Hu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-09-10
ISBN : 3030512924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environment connects smart technology to a healthy built environmentthat builds upon the sustainable building movement.It provides an overall summary of the state-of-the-art technologies that are applied in the built environment. The book covers a broad spectrum of smart technology categories ranging from dynamic operability, energy efficiency, self-regulating and self-learning systems, and responsive systems. The foreseeable challenges that are associated with smart technologies are discussed and outlined in the book. Firstly, this book provides a snapshot of state-of-the-art smart technologies being applied in the built environment. It covers a broad spectrum of smart technology categories, ranging from dynamic operability, energy efficiency, self-regulating and self-learning systems, to responsive systems. Secondly, this book provides in-depth analysis of the four primary components of health (biological, physical, physiological and psychological); their effects on wellbeing and cognitive performance are introduced as well. Thirdly, it connects smart technologies to those health-influencing factors by reviewing three completed smart building projects. This book can also serve as a basis for education and discussion among professionals and students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in smart technologies, smart building, and healthy building. Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environment serves as the basis for education and discussions among professionals and students who are interested in smart technologies, smart building and healthy building, as it bridges the gap between smart technologies and a healthy built environment. The book also provides a foundation for anyone who is interested in the impact of smart technology on the health of built environment.