Case Study: Lighting Control for a Zero-energy Building using B.E.G. Presence Detectors

The Sulzer building at night, illuminated with LED spotlights.system that controls all areas of the Sulzer administration building.

By Christoph Börsch, B.E.G. Sulzer is a family-run business with 40 employees, and is an established provider of technical engineering services such as planning, consulting and construction management. Headed by Harald Sulzer, the company’s goal is to achieve optimal coordination … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Leicester University Centre for Medicine uses KNX to Reach Passivhaus Standard

The new Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK.

By Jon Payne, Entech. The new Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester is home to the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology departments. It will replace an existing structure on the same site and has been designed … [READ MORE]

Overview: Holistic Planning and Environmental Mitigation

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse Energy. Now that we are back from the summer break and perhaps starting on a new business cycle, let’s remind ourselves, before we proceed further, why KNX is the ideal choice for holistic planning and environmental … [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]

Advice for Architects, Designers and Building Planners: Integrating Community Energy – Part 3

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we looked directly at community energy and how, with KNX, the required infrastructure can be supplied. In this final part, we will go beyond community energy, and … [READ MORE]