Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities

  • Anil Ahuja, PE, RCDD, LEED BD+C, CxA

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Anil Ahuja
    Pages 1-4
  3. Smart Buildings and Smart Technologies

  4. Integrating Nature and Understanding Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Helen Santiago Fink, Ingrid Kaltenegger
      Pages 225-261
    3. Kavin Singh Chawla, Vasudevan (Raj) Rajaram
      Pages 269-282
    4. Petra Stieninger
      Pages 305-316

About this book

Introduction

This book is a resumption of the work “Integrated M/E Design: Building Systems Engineering” published by Anil Ahuja in 1997. Together with an international group of authors from the engineering, urban planning, and architecture fields, Mr. Ahuja discussed new trends and paradigms in the smart buildings and smart city sectors and extended the topic of the previous publication from the building to the entire city. A smart, sustainable building is not just about the building itself. There are things happening in the inside of the building and on the outside. A smart building connects the inside with the outside, provides efficiencies on both sides, synchronizes the outside infrastructure with its inside systems, and integrates nature and its occupants in its design. A smart building doesn’t just provide technology solutions. It is about constant exchange between the inside and the outside of the building, the contribution of the building to the quality of the entire neighborhood and the rest of the city, how the smart building can connect people in a sharing community, and how technology can be the key to make it happen.

Keywords

Building Automation Building Management Systems Building Systems and Operation Green Technology Smart Buildings Smart Grids Smart Phones

Authors and affiliations

  • Anil Ahuja, PE, RCDD, LEED BD+C, CxA
    • 1
  1. 1.Ste 1050President, C.C.Johnson&Malhotra,P.C CCJMChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25715-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25713-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25715-0
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