Torre Pituba

Commercial project in Salvador state, Brazil

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2015
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 501 – 1.000
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 1001-2000
Man power 26-50
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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: Automatic Occupancy Detection , Lighting Colour Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Automatic Programs , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries)

Customer's description

Petrobras is a semi-public Brazilian multinational energy corporation. It is the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest in Latin America. This new building was built to concentrate all city Petrobras staff on a big efficient single tower with 23 floors avoiding the high cost of multiples buildings. The project was designed to be a iconic on new technologies and energy conservation with LEED certification

Contact information

Company name CCN Automacao LTDA
Company email
Company website
Contact name Luciano Ribeiro
Contact function System Integrator