The world's northernmost KNX project?

Commercial project in From Svalbard to South Pole (Antarktis) , Norway

Project category Commercial
Project type Renovation project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 1.000+
KNX brands Show/hide
KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 1 – 5
Products that carry the KNX logo are a confirmation of high product quality, these products will communicate perfectly together and I didn't have to worry about working with inferior material.

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 , Constant Light 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 , CO2 / Humidity Measuring , Floor Heating Control , Boiler and burner Control
  • Security and Safety: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , IR Remote Control , 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 , Load Shedding

Customer's description

Statsbygg Svalbard wanted to reduce its energy consumption on its properties in Svalbard, Bjørnøya, Hopen and the Arctic (South Pole).Since most buildings are central to research on climate and the environment, they saw the importance of going ahead as a good example of reducing the greenhouse gases. The project mainly consists of existing buildings, Statsbygg was dependent on choosing a system that is easy to develop, easy to maintain and easy to standardize. The choice was then obvious, KNX! The various buildings are linked using KNX IP to top system. The project itself has a large geographical extent, from the Sverdrup station in Ny-Ålesund (78 ° 54 '59.99 "N, 11 ° 55' 59.99" E) to Troll on the South Pole (72 ° 00 '60.00 "S, 2 ° 31' 59.99 "E). A customized heating logarithm is used to avid drafts and optimization of waterborne floor heating. We also monitoring the temperature in the buildings. The attached graphs show the great savings after KNX was installed.

Contact information

Company name Instell As
Company email
Company website
Contact name Harald Haugen
Contact function System Integrator