State-of-the-art architecture with highest energy efficiency

Residential project in Volkach, Germany

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2017
Size of project(m2) 501 – 1.000
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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KNX Transmission media
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 , 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 , CO2 / Humidity Measuring , Natural Ventilation , Floor Heating Control , Boiler and burner Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection , Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Presence Simulation , Supervision (e.g. Cameras) , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , IR Remote Control , 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 , Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries) , Use of Renewable Energies , Battery Storage
  • Other: Intercom , Audio Control , Video Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

This smart Plus-Energy Home combines modern architecture in Bauhaus style with the highest possible energy efficiency and, at the same time, a comfort that hardly leaves any wishes unfulfilled. The challenge of this project was to integrate diverse Smart Home components from a wide range of manufactures into a single communication network. Thanks to KNX the entire House and Media technology, as well as the heating control system is able to communicate with each other seamlessly. Solar panels on the roof produce up to 65,000 kWh of electricity a year and supply the house with renewable energy.

Contact information

Company name CASAIO GmbH
Company email info@casaio.de
Company website www.casaio.de
Contact name Dr. Thomas Lübbeke
Contact function System Integrator