BANCO GALICIA PLAZA

Commercial project in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2017
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 501 – 1.000
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Twisted pair
IP
Project cost(€) 80.000+
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 11 – 25
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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 , 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 , CO2 / Humidity Measuring , Natural Ventilation , Floor Heating 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: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Emergency Lighting , Presence Simulation , Supervision (e.g. Cameras)
  • 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 , Fuel or Water tank level control , Peak Demand Monitoring , Load Shedding , Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries) , Use of Renewable Energies , Battery Storage
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control , Distributed Facilities

Customer's description

This project consisted in programming these new towers to meet technical specifications provided by the headquarters of the bank. KNX was chosen to obtain LEED Platinum certification by adjusting the management of the light control, shutter control and the strategy of use of constant light control and central/remote management. Strict controls of the lux provided by natural and artificial brightness were chequed in every space of the building, according to standards.

Contact information

Company name FACTUM
Company email agustin@factum.com.ar
Company website www.factum.com.ar
Contact name Agustin Abdala
Contact function System Integrator