Residential project in Toledo, Brazil

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2017
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Project cost(€) 10.001 – 20.000
Man hours 101 – 250
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 , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Automatic Occupancy Detection
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control
  • Security and Safety: Presence Simulation
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Visualisation
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control , Distributed Facilities

Customer's description

This residence for young couple, with technological style, presented very accessible and interest to insert knx solution In this way reduce the energy consumption in the apartment and control the luminosity because the apartment has a large glass face to the north with solar irradiation. Luminosity sensors were implemented for the continuous dimmerization in the dormitories and knx sensors were installed to optimize use in lighting, use of scenarios and agenda for the family. The custom interface almost easy of user control are include Alexa with your voice command was requested by the client.

Contact information

Company name Arqtech Automacao
Company email comercial@arqtech.arq.br
Company website www.arqtechautomacao.com.br
Contact name Thais Giordani
Contact function System Integrator