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After few years, I believe we will witness an increase in smarts within a building. Better lighting management, energy efficiency, and proper airconditioning control are all benefits of more intelligent buildings. We might start adopting higher-performance windows to reduce the amount of solar load that enters the building. Hundreds of IoT gadgets have been built expressly for homes to make them brighter and more excellent in the last few years. One of the most interesting construction technologies to keep an eye on. Voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home can play music, answer questions, make calls, and control almost all your home's lighting and appliances. Because these devices have artificial intelligence, they will continue to improve, learn more about our requirements, and link to other things at home. This study reviews and summarizes a number of publications and emphasizes the importance of smart buildings.

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Due to the increased concentration of greenhouse gases, our ecosystem faces severe global warming and climate change challenges. Conventional energy resources have been incredibly exhausted in developing and maintaining the infrastructure for housing and industries over the past few decades. To meet the continuous demand of the energy sector, it is now crucial to explore the possibilities of renewable energy sources and sustainable infrastructures. Making buildings with net zero demand is one such goal. Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) can meet their energy demands. NZEBs are a necessity within the context of growing urbanization in India. Technological advantages in solar energy, geothermal heating, and wind turbines can achieve net zero energy status. In the present paper, we are reviewing the NZEB’s facts about their implementation and sustainability in the country. We are carefully examining one of the NZEBs, named Rajkumari Ratnavati School in Jaisalmer, as a case study from multiple NZEB standards perspectives. The present study attempts to cover the essential aspects of NZEBs with examples like Rajkumari Ratnavati School.
The 21st century is witnessing a fast-paced digital revolution. A significant trend is that cyber and physical environments are being unprecedentedly entangled with the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has been widely immersed into various domains in the industry. Among those areas where IoT would make significant impacts are building construction, operation, and management by facilitating high-class services, providing efficient functionalities, and moving towards sustainable development goals. So far, IoT itself has entered an ambiguous phase for industrial utilization, and there are limited number of studies focusing on the application of IoT in the building industry. Given the promising future impact of IoT technologies on buildings, and the increasing interests in interdisciplinary research among academics, this paper investigates the state-of-the-art projects and adoptions of IoT for the development of smart buildings within both academia and industry contexts. The wide-ranging IoT concepts are provided, covering the necessary breadth as well as relevant topic depth that directly relates to smart buildings. Current enabling technologies of IoT, especially those applied to buildings and related areas are summarized, which encompasses three different layers based on the conventional IoT architecture. Afterwards, several recent applications of IoT technologies on buildings towards the critical goals of smart buildings are selected and presented. Finally, the priorities and challenges of successful and seamless IoT integration for smart buildings are discussed. Besides, this paper discusses the future research questions to advance the implementation of IoT technologies in both building construction and operation phases. The paper argues that a mature adoption of IoT technologies in the building industry is not yet realized and, therefore, calls for more attention from researchers in the relevant fields from the application perspective.
Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) provides to everyone new types of services in order to improve everyday life. Through this new technology, other recently developed technologies such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Monitoring could take part. In this work, we survey the four aforementioned technologies in order to find out their common operations, and combine their functionality, in order to have beneficial scenarios of their use. Despite the boarder concept of a smart city, we will try to investigate new systems for collecting and managing sensors’ data in a smart building which operates in IoT environment. As a bases technology for the proposed sensor management system, a cloud server would be used, collecting the data that produced from each sensor in the smart building. These data are easy to be managed and controlled from distance, by a remote (mobile) device operating on a network set up in IoT technology. As a result, the proposed solutions for collecting and managing sensors’ data in a smart building could lead us in an energy efficient smart building, and thus in a Green Smart Building.