Amerikalinjen Hotel

Commercial project in Oslo, 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+
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Twisted pair
Man hours 251 – 500
Man power 1 – 5
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Project characteristics

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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
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , Floor Heating Control
  • Security and Safety: Emergency Lighting , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • 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
  • Other: Audio Control

Customer's description

Amerikalinjen is a historic building. Here the journey began for thousands of hopeful Norwegians. They were going to travel with Amerikalinjen to the land of opportunity. The Norwegian America Line’s venerable headquarters opened their doors in 1919. Recently renovated and now currently rated no.1 Hotel in Northern Europe by Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and chosen by TIME Magazine as one of The World's Greatest Places To Stay 2019, to mention some. The hotel consists of 122 superior rooms, controlled by 2600 KNX devices. Thanks to fully customizable touch switches and thermostats, matching the aesthetics of the interior, and even their own smartphones and tablets, guests can enjoy the light scenes, audio, precise climate control and cardless presence detection, among other facilities. When entering the room, a defined light scene is set dependent on time of day. The reception has full control of every detail with the booking integrated BMS system.

Contact information

Company name function Solutions AS
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