TIRANA CATHEDRAL

Other project in Tirana, Albania

Project category Other
Project type Renovation project
Year of completion 2016
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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Twisted pair
IP
Project cost(€) 80.000+
Man hours 501 – 1.000
Man power 1 – 5
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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 , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Weather Dependent Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , Natural Ventilation , Boiler and burner Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Wind and Rain Protection
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming , Messaging (e.g. SMS)
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Current Detection , Fuel or Water tank level control , Use of Renewable Energies

Customer's description

Tirana cathedral is a majestic complex of modern architecture. The complex is composed of 3 entities. The Cathedral, and the synodic and cultural centers. It includes an opera, library, museum and the hosting facilities. An architectural prize won for this unique design combining the tradition with modern. Flying over Tirana, the Cathedral is dominant in the sight. Heating and domestic hot water are powered also by a huge solar panels installation located on the roofs. 320 solar panels at a total of 640 sq. meters surface collect solar energy used for heating in combination to heat recovery.

Contact information

Company name GDS DIGITAL SYSTEMS LTD
Company email info@gds.com.gr
Company website www.gds.com.gr
Contact name NICK GLIATIS
Contact function System Integrator