Werkschulheim Felbertal

Commercial project in Salzburg, Austria

Project category Commercial
Project type Renovation project
Year of completion 2018
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 1.000+
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 1.001 – 2.000
Man power 51 – 100
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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
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Timed Operation Modes , Weather Dependent Control , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , Floor Heating Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection , Emergency Lighting , 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: Visualisation
  • Other: Distributed Facilities

Customer's description

Das Werkschulheim Felbertal ist eine technische Schule in mitten von Salzburg. Die Vernetzung der einzelnen Gebäuden erfolgt über Lichtwellenleiter. Aufgeteilt in 9 Bereichen sind hier ca. 1000 Geräte verbaut. Die Zentrale Steuerung über einen Gira Homeserver ermöglicht die Zeitgesteuerte Ansteuerung aller Licht und Heizkreise. Dies ist in diesen Objekt besonders Energieeffizient über eine Betriebsmodus Umschaltung der Heizung in Abhängigkeit des Schulunterrichts gekoppelt. Weiters sind alle Brand und Notbeleuchtungsanlagen an das System gekoppelt und ermöglichen hier eine sichere und komfortable Überwachung der Fremdsysteme.

Contact information

Company name Smarthomekrainer GmbH
Company email a.schaupper@smarthomekrainer.at
Company website http://smarthomekrainer.at
Contact name Antonio Schaupper
Contact function System Integrator