The New Maitland Hospital

Commercial project in Newcastle, Australia

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2022
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 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: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control , Lighting Colour Control

Customer's description

As part of NSW Health's infrastructure renaissance, Maitland Hospital was identified as a key structure requiring expansion to support the Hunter Valley and Newcastle’s substantial growth. Anticipating a growing demand for health services, a decision solidified by the pandemic, the decision was made to build a new hospital to support the area, rather than expand the existing facilities. A $470 million project, the investment by the NSW government created opportunities for technology and innovation in the health space. New Maitland Hospital will provide an increased service capability and complexity to help address the increasing demand being experienced across the region. This innovation is what made a KNX lighting control system the perfect compliment to the forward-thinking design of the space.

Contact information

Company name mySmart
Company email
Company website
Contact name Peter Garrett
Contact function System Integrator