House of the Rising Sun

Residential project in Palm Spring, United States

Project category Residential
Project type New project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 1.001 – 5.000
Number of KNX devices used 301 – 500
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
IP
Man hours 251 – 500
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.

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 , 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 , Natural Ventilation
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Security and Safety: Access Control
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering
  • Other: Intercom

Customer's description

The usage of KNX and IP allowed full transversal scenes between different application fields: Lighting, HVAC, Shades, Music, Access Control, Pool. The scenes are designed once by DMC Technology and the owner can change and adjust them using the graphical interface. Then all scenes can be started by the keypads to allow device-free daily usage. The automation is mostly based on external conditions such as temperatures, brightness, and Sunrise/Sunset event. Could-based remote access and profile allow the owner to get the house ready for his return or to welcome guests. A specific attention has been given to the overall footprint of this desert villa. The array of solar panels, and the high energy-efficient HVAC system interworking with KNX to reduce the impact on the house and on the utility bill. Complying with dark-sky philosophy, all accent light, and landscape light are fully turned off during the night to let everyone enjoy the desert sky full of stars.

Contact information

Company name DMC Technology
Company email contact@dmc-technology.com
Company website http://dmc-technology.com
Contact name MarcAntoine Micaelli
Contact function System Integrator