Melbourne super house

Residential project in Melbourne, Australia

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2015
Size of project(m2) 1.001 – 5.000
Number of KNX devices used 301 – 500
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 251-500
Man power 11-25
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Project characteristics

This diagram shows the level of energy efficiency, innovation and ease of use in the project. The main characteristic is displayed in the centre.

Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Lighting
Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering
Other

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation

Innovation

Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Dimming , Timed Control , Constant Light Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Natural Ventilation , Floor Heating Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Security and Safety: Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Visualisation , Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries)
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control

Customer's description

Located in a residential Melbourne suburb, the project was a unique proposition from the outset. It is a combination of two lifestyles, which are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, off grid living and unbridled luxury. The project, five years in construction was an opportunity for the owners to realise a lifetime of dreams. The brief was to provide a fully integrated automation system that catered to the luxury in which the owners were accustomed, while also managing and maintaining the available energy resources.

Contact information

Company name Sagar smart homes
Company email richard@sagarsmarthomes.co.uk
Company website www.sagarsmarthomes.co.uk
Contact name Richard Sagar
Contact function System Integrator