Dianna Villas Realistic Visualization. Born in a KNX World.

Residential project in KRITI CHANIA / MALEME, Greece

Project category Residential
Project type Renovation project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 1.001 – 5.000
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 251 – 500
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.

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

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


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 , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , Boiler and burner Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection , Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Presence Simulation , Supervision (e.g. Cameras)
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • 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
  • Other: Irrigation Control

Customer's description

The buildings were already done with KNX many years ago (ETS2). I born and raised in a KNX environment. KNX is everywhere in my life and that triggered me to become a university electrical engineering student. A family friend decided to transform his own vacation villas into luxury renting ones. KNX was already installed and no doubt it was the means for the transformation. It was a good chance for me as I was intended to have my diploma thesis in KNX. I proposed a different approach than the usual and the client gave me the opportunity to try it, thus, Diana Villas born. They offer astonishing view, security, privacy and user friendliness. After reprogramming (ETS5) and adding more devices, KNX controls everything. The visualization design is unique and intuitive. It displays in a realistic presentation what the users would actually see if they were in the controlled area. KNX and ETS backwards compatibility was the key for the highly appreciated achievement by the client. Check video

Contact information

Company name -
Company email chris@gds.com.gr
Company website -
Contact name Chris Gliatis
Contact function System Integrator