Articles: control & automation

Case Study: KNX-controlled Super House in Melbourne Australia

The Melbourne Super House combines off-grid living with luxury.

By Richard Sagar, Sagar Smart Homes. This triple award-winning high-end project combines off-grid living with unbridled luxury. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the Melbourne Super House has allowed the homeowners to realise a lifetime of dreams, and features a fully integrated … [READ MORE]

Trade Talk: Upgrades in Existing Buildings and those Difficult-to-get-to Places

Simon-Buddle

By Simon Buddle, Future Ready Homes. Well it’s back to reality for most of us I’m sure. After a few weeks R&R we’re heading back to work en masse. The joy of getting 5 miles across London in 20 minutes … [READ MORE]

Product Design: How KNX Systems can Benefit from MCUs with FRAM Technology

TI KNX

By Damian Szmulewicz, Texas Instruments, and Oscar M. Guillen, Technical University of Munich. There has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of building automation systems over the last two decades, in part due to the development of smart microcontroller … [READ MORE]

How to Solve it: KNX Presence Detectors Affected by Adverse Environmental Factors

The inside of a presence detector.

By Mahir Mensuri Karataş, Turkish Petroleum. The Problem In a KNX lighting automation system, a common problem is when lights turn on automatically due to undesirable environmental factors that adversely affect the presence detectors. One of the most important tasks … [READ MORE]

Trade Talk: Why Developers Need an Integration Specialist

Simon-Buddle

By Simon Buddle, Future Ready Homes. I’ve been asked many times over the years, ‘How do you sell integrated systems?’ and I’ve always answered, ‘I have no idea – I’m an engineer, not a salesman’. I tend to work from … [READ MORE]

Advice for Architects, Designers and Building Planners: Are Passivhaus and KNX Cut from the Same Cloth?

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse. The Passivhaus movement has grown from a desire to lower energy consumption and create better buildings. Passivhaus buildings are designed to provide a high level of comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Manufacturing Plant in Rajasthan, India uses KNX for Energy-Efficient Lighting

The Garden Factory's lighting design makes maximum use of daylight in order to save energy.

By Bhavesh Doshi, Entelechy Systems. The Garden Factory is the fourth manufacturing plant and a new global parts centre for Hero Moto Corp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. Spread across 80 acres in the historical city which is now the … [READ MORE]