Efficiency and Intelligence with KNX


Buildings designed and operated with efficient energy consumption are no longer something special today. Even the phrase smart building tends to lose its exotic dimension. With the aim of efficiency and smartness, revolutionary solutions can be created for the ever-increasing demands of architecture and global change.Indeed, energy savings in the building sector has become a largely dominant issue, and is a daily concern for both architects and building builders. The recent, often recurrent, large and small natural disasters force us to see the effect of the growing imbalance on our environment and make us look at the future with more attention and increased social responsibility. During construction and use of a building, large amounts of energy are consumed and therefore a targeted action plan in this field can be particularly effective. This does not necessarily mean that we must necessarily set the ultimate goal of a “zero energy” building, but only the smart networking of all building functions in a decentralized control system can provide unexpectedly efficient savings. The networking of all electrical functions with a simple bus system offers the possibility for optimal and coordinated control. The functions of heating, air conditioning, lighting, and shading, for example, can be adjusted based on external environmental conditions and also easily controlled with local controls. Thus energy consumption is kept to a minimum. Since all electrical devices and installations can be easily interconnected and controlled by a touchscreen or even by a public network (telephone, internet), virtually unlimited possibilities are created in the field of function and comfort. Nowadays, the creativity of the scholars is now in order that the goal of an expressive and fascinating architecture, which is both ecological and efficient, can be attained more rapidly.

Unlimited lighting design, high energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs in the world’s only recognized open architectural control technology for residential and commercial buildings.

Energy saving:

up to 40% with KNX shading control

up to 50% with room temperature control

up to 60% with KNX lighting control

up to 60% with KNX ventilation control

A single international standard.

Conventional electrical installations only cover these requirements to a certain extent, with even higher labor and materials costs. For this reason, designers and investors, increasingly, trust control systems in residential and commercial buildings based on the internationally recognized KNX (formerly EIB) standard. Receivers and sensors controlling lighting, heating, air conditioning and safety facilities can be integrated into a control network that is comfortable, efficient, extremely flexible and can be expanded at any time. KNX building automation technology offers ever-upgraded innovative solutions to traditional installation methods. This is evidenced by the upward trend in both newly built and renovated buildings. Industrial, public and private buildings and properties have been equipped with this technology for over fifteen years now.

Flexibility in use.

Often when planning facilities, future uses and site changes are not taken into account. An oversight can prove to be extremely expensive in the future, as conversion work typically requires increased costs. Here’s where KNX technology offers a great deal of flexibility. The KNX installation can be reprogrammed very easily and at a low cost. This makes it possible to modify a CNC facility very quickly to keep pace with new requirements and new uses can be introduced.

The advantages of the system.

The operation of the system is obvious: high operational reliability, virtually unlimited handling and control of the building, increased communication capabilities, greater security against electric shock and fire as well as better energy efficiency. The KNX cleverly and quickly solves issues relating to the reduction of energy needs: the goal here is to regulate autonomous heating and air conditioning of each space separately. The KNX can regulate and control the temperature by space based on time requirements. In unused areas, it can reduce the temperature resulting in maximum energy savings. Lighting and blinds can also work in sync: either the blinds are blocked