Casa Aude

Residential project in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2015
Size of project(m2) 501 – 1.000
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 101-250
Man power 6-10
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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 , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control
  • Security and Safety: Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Supervision (e.g. Cameras)
  • Operation and Visualisation: PC Visualisation , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Automation and Remote Access: System Supervision , Remote Programming
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Current Detection
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

Casa Aude is built on a 1406 m2 beach-front property located in Playa del Coco in the province of Guanacaste Costa Rica Your house-your home...this was the basic idea behind the design of Casa Aude: a futuristic 577 m2 residence, offering the perfect combination of functionality, comfort and beauty to create a home that is exceptionally pleasant to live in. The unique location was chosen by the owner himself as his own private home.

Contact information

Company name eco-tecno S.A.
Company email
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Contact name Rudi De Lendtdecker
Contact function System Integrator