The Smart Building in the Smart City
Technologies enable us to make buildings more energy-efficient, more water-efficient, or in general more resource-efficient and sustainable. We design buildings with high-performance appliances that reduce the use of resources tremendously. We incorporate features that allow the building to produce more energy than it uses. And we install smart meters and integrate the Internet of Things to analyze big data on the efficiency of the building operation. Today, we create so-called smart buildings.
KeywordsSmart Grid Urban System Smart City Public Transit Green Infrastructure
- Cerwenka P et al (2007) Handbuch der Verkehrsystemplanung. Österreichischer Kunst- und Kulturverlag, ViennaGoogle Scholar
- Gehl J (2011) Life between buildings. Using public space. Island Press, Washington D.CGoogle Scholar
- Stieninger P (2013) Changing human behavior towards energy saving through urban planning: creation of a new planning approach. Lessons learned from Europe and North America. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Vienna/ChicagoGoogle Scholar
- United Nations (2014) World urbanization prospects [Highlights], 2014 Revision. http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/Publications/Files/WUP2014-Highlights.pdf
- U.S. Green Building Council (2015) LEED® core concepts guide. An introduction to LEED and green building, 3rd edn. U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar