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Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings
A Holistic Approach for Successful Businesses

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ISBN 9781032009674
June 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1 BuildingSystems
1.1 Introduction and Motivation
1.2 Building Types
1.3 Building Systems
1.4 Control System Architecture
1.5 Moving toward the Future: Smart/Intelligent Buildings

2 Sensing
2.1 Background and Overview
2.2 Virtual Sensors
2.3 Sensors Types and Availability in Buildings

3 Modeling
3.1 Modeling Approaches
3.2 Modeling Process
3.3 Components and Systems
3.4 Model Selection

4 Control
4.1 Control Product Types
4.2 Value of Control in Buildings
4.3 Control Approach
4.4 Control Algorithms/Strategies
4.5 Optimal Selection of Controls

5 Testing andDeployment
5.1 Test Bed Design
5.2 Product vs. Prototype vs. POC
5.3 Testing Methodology
5.4 Validation Mechanism
5.5 Validation Criteria
5.6 Creating a Powerful Testing Infrastructure
5.7 Deployment

6 Control Use Cases, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT)
6.1 Control Use Cases
6.2 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
6.2.1 Role of AI and ML in Building Controls
6.3 IoT (Internet of Things) and Controls

7 Stakeholders andChannels
7.1 Stakeholders
7.2 Distribution Channel
7.3 Channel Power and Conflicts

8 ProductMarketingManagement
8.1 Product Research and Segmentation
8.2 Competitive Analysis and Product Positioning
8.3 Product Strategy
8.4 Industry Characteristics
8.5 Marketing Challenges and Opportunities in Building Controls
8.6 Growing Trends and Environmental Factors

9 Financial, Cost, and Supply Chain Management
9.1 Financial Concepts
9.2 Project Selection–A Financial View
9.3 Cost Management
9.4 Supply Chain Management

10 Controls Business Framework
10.1 Combined Technical and Business Perspective

10.2 Next-generation Building through Advanced Controls and Applications

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Siddharth Goyal is currently working as a Principal Engineer and Team Lead in Controls Applications Platform Group at Johnson Controls.