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]

Back to Basics: The Simplicity of KNX in a Complex Environment

Charlotte Blissett-Griffiths

By Charlotte Blissett-Griffiths, Ivory Egg (UK) Ltd. With KNX celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, there has been a lot of information extolling not only the success that KNX has had, but also the amazing statistics that go with the … [READ MORE]

Solutions: Keeping Heating Simple for the Homeowner and the Systems Integrator

Charlotte Blissett-Griffiths

By Charlotte Blissett-Griffiths, Ivory Egg (UK) Ltd. We are approaching the time of year when the temperature starts to drop and we are all left reaching for the thermostat. Heating control can often be daunting for integrators and even more … [READ MORE]

Case Study: JewelBox – a Sustainable KNX Villa in Switzerland

The JewelBox Villa, Switzerland.

By Philippe Donnet, Défi Technique. The JewelBox Villa is located in the Geneva Lake region of Switzerland. The homeowner, who was also the main concept architect for the project, wanted to create the most eco-friendly and technologically-advanced house in Switzerland, … [READ MORE]

First Principles: Setting the Scene for the Holidays

Nikita Thompson

By Nikita Thompson, Ivory Egg. Going away for the weekend should be a simple and enjoyable exercise, but often we end up spending so much time and energy getting our house ready to go, we set off on holiday already … [READ MORE]