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Intelligent Building Systems

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 1-6
  3. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 7-14
  4. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 15-26
  5. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 27-34
  6. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 35-38
  7. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 39-40
  8. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 41-46
  9. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 47-62
  10. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 63-70
  11. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 71-84
  12. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 85-92
  13. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 93-122
  14. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 123-142
  15. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 143-146
  16. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 147-162
  17. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 163-166
  18. Albert Ting-pat So, Wai Lok Chan
    Pages 167-172
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book

Introduction

Intelligent building is the future of our building industry; all commercial, residential, industrial and institutional buildings will be designed towards the goal of `intelligent buildings'. The most important aspect of an intelligent building is the building systems, such as electrical services, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, vertical transportation systems, and life safety systems, which must operate intelligently and efficiently to enhance the activities of the occupants. Intelligent Building Systems explains what already exists in a modern intelligent building and describes what is currently being developed by researchers to improve human comfort, working efficiency and energy performance for buildings in the 21st century.
Intelligent Building Systems is divided into three parts. The first part gives a quick review of the structure, terminology, layout and operating principles of most standard modern building systems. The second part introduces the background material necessary to understand intelligent building systems, including information on electronics technology, fundamental mathematics, and techniques in artificial intelligence and signal processing. These first two parts are the foundation for the final part, which consists of research works carried out by the authors and other researchers in the application of artificial intelligence to building systems. The technologies presented will encourage readers to envision new and innovative ideas on possible future applications.
Intelligent Building Systems is relevant to practitioners and researchers in the area of architectural science and engineering, electrical and mechanical services and intelligent buildings. It may also be used as a text for advanced courses on the topic.

Keywords

HVAC Signal artificial intelligence automation building computer computer vision design electronics intelligence mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5019-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7280-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5019-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0710
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