Smart Living im E-Haus: mehr Sicherheit, Komfort und Energieeffizienz

Other project in ZVEH - House of Smart Living, Germany

Project category Other
Project type New project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 101 – 250
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: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Weather Dependent Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , CO2 / Humidity Measuring , Floor Heating Control , Boiler and burner Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection , Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Presence Simulation , Supervision (e.g. Cameras) , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming , Messaging (e.g. SMS)
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Current Detection , Fuel or Water tank level control , Peak Demand Monitoring , Load Shedding , Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries) , Use of Renewable Energies , Battery Storage
  • Other: Intercom , Audio Control , Video Control , Home Appliances Control , Irrigation Control

Customer's description

Das „Smart Living im E-Haus“ besteht aus 8 vernetzten Modulen, die auf der IFA2019 ein echtes Smarthome vom Technikraum bis zum Wohnzimmer zum Anfassen mit derzeit möglichen Funktionalitäten anschaulich zum Anfassen dem Fachpublikum präsentiert. Auf der Light+Building2020 wird die Erfolgsgeschichte mit Energiemanagement, Sektorkopplung und Lademanagement inklusive Elektrofahrzeugdatenanbindung fortgeschrieben. Von der Photovoltaik bis zum Stromspeicher über die intelligente Lüftung bis zur Brennstoffzelle, selbst kommunikative Küchengeräte und Active Assisted Living sind anschaulich vernetzt. Multiroomaudio gehört ebenso dazu, wie Türkommunikation und Videoüberwachung. Ein "cloudless" Sprachassistenzsystem dient der Steuerung von haustechnische Funktionen oder Szenen mit einfachen Sprachbefehlen. Die manuelle Bedienung erfolgt sowohl lokal mit Tastern, wie auch über smart über eine einfache Bedienoberfläche mittels TV, Phone und mobile Panel.

Contact information

Company name Smart Building Design GmbH
Company email
Company website
Contact name Peter Sperlich + Andreas Habermehl (ZVEH)
Contact function System Integrator