The Lighter Side of KNX

Residential project in Tasman, New Zealand

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2017
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
KNX brands Show/hide
KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
IP
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.

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
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Floor Heating Control
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , Internet Access
  • Other: Audio Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

The system alloweds the client to monitor and control lighting, under floor heating, garage doors, and a six zone multi-room audio system. Functions such as schedules, scenes and logic driven events provided automated events. The system was designed for the home in such a way that the owners can easily expand the capability of their KNX home in the future to incorporate weather monitoring, water/irrigation solutions and home ventilation. To achieve the desired result, products from a wide number KNX manufacturers were specified and work together in harmony to deliver a robust system.

Contact information

Company name EASE Integration Ltd
Company email nicholas@easeintegration.co.nz
Company website easeintegration.co.nz
Contact name Nic Poultney
Contact function System Integrator