Articles: control & automation

Product Article: Upgrading Existing Buildings with Wired and Wireless KNX Devices

The Weinzierl KNX Compact IO range comprises binary inputs, switch actuators, blinds actuators, and dimmers.

By Thomas Weinzierl, Weinzierl Engineering GmbH. Using KNX to upgrade existing buildings may seem like a contradiction to some installers because often, it is not an option to open walls to lay bus lines. However, a detailed analysis of the … [READ MORE]

Case Study: KNX Promotes Recovery and Energy Saving in the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre, Loughborough, UK

Aerial view of the complete Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), situated in the Midlands, UK.

By Ben Patterson and Paul Murphy, Intecho. The Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) is a newly-constructed GBP300 million world-class medical facility that is located centrally on the Stanford Hall Estate, close to Loughborough, UK. Operated by the Ministry of Defence, … [READ MORE]

Case Study: 5-Star Hotel in Greece Automated with KNX and a Custom GUI

Flavio Sanches

By Flavio Sanches, ComfortClick. Euphoria Resort is an all-inclusive 287-room holiday complex that is perched on the seashore of Kolymbari on the Greek island Crete. Owned by the Mathioulakis Group, Euphoria Resort was opened in April 2018 and was designed … [READ MORE]

Case study: KNX Controls Kerenzerberg Sports Centre, Switzerland

Franco A Bonutto

By Franco A. Bonutto, Soltris Gebäudesystemtechnik. The Kerenzerberg sports centre lies on a high plateau above Lake Walen, in the canton of Glarus, Switzerland. Among the sports on offer are rowing, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, crossbow, volleyball, climbing, swimming, aquafit … [READ MORE]

Opportunities: Why KNX can Assist with Independent Living

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, Wago. Using technology to help people maintain their independence is a hot topic, and next March we see an event at the Birmingham NEC dedicated entirely to the subject. Smart Home for Independent Living will be running … [READ MORE]

Case Study: KNX the Natural Choice for a Building Dedicated to Sustainability

Entrance to the Urban Sciences Building.

By Robin Baddley, IBT Controls. The Urban Sciences Building at the University of Newcastle is an exciting KNX project installation that won systems designer and integrator, IBT Controls, the KNX UK 2018 ‘Commercial Installation of the Year’ award for demonstrating … [READ MORE]

Overview: Is Training for Electricians in the UK Adequate?

Danny Lawless

By Danny Lawless, ARK M&E Ltd. In the UK under the City & Guilds (C&G) training schemes, electricians currently go through 3 – 4 years of theoretical and practical training. During this time, fundamental electrical understanding is taught along with … [READ MORE]