The Quest of Life - Springfield Health City One project

Commercial project in Springfield , Australia

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2018
Size of project(m2) 1.001 – 5.000
Number of KNX devices used 301 – 500
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
IP
Man hours 101 – 250
Man power 6 – 10
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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
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs
  • Security and Safety: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Presence Simulation , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , IR Remote Control , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Current Detection
  • Other: Intercom , Audio Control , Video Control

Customer's description

Health City One was designed to complement the adjacent Mater Hospital as part of the 'Health City' precinct. The project comprises of the Quest Apartment Hotel - a 5 storey building containing 18 serviced apartments for Multiple Sclerosis Queensland and a 8-storey building containing specialist medical suits. The assisted living suits contained a high degree of automation using a KNX building control system to enable occupants to open doors, operate hoists, manipulate beds and operate electrical equipment using a tablet device. The work included complete building automation comprising control of lighting, blinds, air conditioning, fans, audio/visual, intercom, CCTV, and access control. A central monitoring system for staff with a commitment to energy efficiency was provided, along side building automation was sync for the 82 Quest apartments. The KNX solution ensured the complex was future proof and provides ease and comfort to the residents.

Contact information

Company name SyncWise Smart Building Solutions
Company email info@syncwise.com.au
Company website http://www.syncwise.com.au/
Contact name Roy Baharal
Contact function System Integrator