Automatisation Complète de la Maison Administrative de la Privince de Namur

Commercial project in Namur, Belgium

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2021
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 501 – 1.000
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
IP
Man hours 1.001 – 2.000
Man power 6 – 10
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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.

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
  • 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 , Natural Ventilation , Boiler and burner Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Preset Positioning , Wind and Rain Protection , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection , Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems , Presence Simulation , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • 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
  • Other: Intercom , Audio Control

Customer's description

Le commanditaire désirait un un système pérène et solide, c'est pourquoi il imposait l'utilisation du KNX pour pouvoir gérer l'ensemble des techniques avec un seul système global et ouvert. C'est donc au titre d'expert en KNX que Prelude a remporté ce marché public. Dans ce bâtiment d'administration super-automatisé, toutes les techniques sont liées entre elles avec du KNX : caméras de surveillance, interphones, contrôle d'accès et la gestion anti-intrusion. Quant à l'HVAC, la programmation est faite en Synco (KNX) et les compteurs énergétiques sont véritablement très nombreux. Au delà de l'intégration pure, Prelude a également oeuvré à l'autonomisation du client en formant le personnel technique sur place pour qu'il puisse lui même prendre la main sur le bâtiment. Ces compétences sont en effet clés pour une bonne gestion multi-site, puisque le site complet compte plus de 5 autres bâtiments qui sont en chemin d'être également connectés en KNX.

Contact information

Company name Prelude SRL
Company email belgium@prelude.eu
Company website https://www.prelude.eu
Contact name PIERRE Quentin
Contact function System Integrator