Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

Authored by: Rim Boujrad , Thomas M. Chen

Handbook of Sensor Networking

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  January  2015

Print ISBN: 9781466569713
eBook ISBN: 9781466569720
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Smart buildings and smart cities have become popular terms encompassing a broad array of projects but lack universally accepted definitions. For example, a survey of definitions of smart buildings showed a variety of opinions (Harris 2012). Generally, the term “smart” refers to a combination of environment sensing, data communications, computation, and automated control leading to benefits in energy efficiency, sustainability, operational efficiency, and ultimately cost savings.

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