Off-grid domoticahuis

Other project in Gent, Belgium

Project category Other
Project type New project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 1 – 100
Number of KNX devices used 26 – 100
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Twisted pair
Man hours 101 – 250
Man power 1 – 5
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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: Dimming , Light Scenes , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Weather Dependent Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , CO2 / Humidity Measuring , Natural Ventilation
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection
  • Security and Safety: Access Control , Supervision (e.g. Cameras) , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Use of Renewable Energies , Battery Storage
  • Other: Home Appliances Control

Customer's description

Dit project aan de Odisee hogeschool te Gent (opleiding Energietechnologie) gaat door in het domotica/simulatiehuis. Het project bestaat eruit om het huis off-grid te maken. Hiervoor zijn zonnepanelen en een thuisbatterij geïnstalleerd. Aan de hand van een KNX-module, aangesloten op de slimme meter, kunnen we het verbruik en de opbrengst monitoren en op de bus ter beschikking stellen. Aan de hand van deze gegevens kan het verbruik in het huis geoptimaliseerd worden. Om deze kleine woning reëler te maken, werd ook een warmtepomp met twee binnenunits geïntegreerd. Ook deze 2 units worden gestuurd door een KNX-module. Dit project gebeurt onder leiding van Joachim Goeminne (docent energietechnologie) samen met onderzoekstudenten Andreas Schepens, Alexander De Geyter, Sam Vanpoucke en Laurent Laplace

Contact information

Company name Odisee
Company email
Company website
Contact name Joachim Goeminne
Contact function System Integrator