How IOT (The Internet of Things) will make Smart Buildings in Smart Cities


1) Sustainability problem: Energy

  • Energy optimization/efficiency is needed to fulfill the growing needs of the over 50% population in urban areas while considering the climate change impacts of energy usage.

2) Summary:

  • By installing sensors to collect various data sources from energy users, a city can study trends and provide better services.
  • IOT with logic can coordinate public transport energy efficiently and facilitate timelines.
  • Buildings can instal occupancy sensors to reduce HVAC and lighting usage.

3) Stakeholders:

  • Local government/municipalities
  • Building owners
  • Homeowners
  • Commuters
  • Property owners

4) Deployment:

  • Identity the data streams and integrate the logic of the various systems.
  • Utilize a test case in one building, install sensors and computer systems.
  • Coordinate test cases for public transit.
  • Create a fully datafied society.

Article: Smart Buildings Article


2 thoughts on “How IOT (The Internet of Things) will make Smart Buildings in Smart Cities

  1. The article does a great job of identifying real uses of the data. I do wonder how quickly the user can react and how much data gets delivered to a user daily such that there could be a data overload that diminishes the ability to respond.


  2. Quotes from Chris Bilton, Director of Research and Technology at BT, one of the world’s leading communication services companies:

    – “Smart buildings will be able to react to information derived from sensor networks across the city to adjust ventilation and window settings based on the cross-referencing of pollution levels and prevailing weather conditions in the locale…IoT technology, embedded within the building, will support the needs of older and vulnerable people enabling them to live within their communities for longer, therefore supporting social cohesion.”
    – “As IoT functionality becomes embedded in everyday items such as light bulbs, switches, utility meters, and other appliances, digital health systems to support vulnerable people will be a simple software configuration of that pre-existing hardware.”
    – “The use of smart systems that recognize the changing occupancy profile of a building over the day and through the seasons have enabled savings. In the past, buildings were typically heated and cooled throughout, independent of occupancy levels. Smart systems that manage lighting, temperature, and air quality levels and which can enable or disable controlled zones have revolutionized building management systems.”


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