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]

Advice for Architects, Designers and Building Planners: Integrating Community Energy – Part 2

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse. Our use of energy is a major issue for the world. As Leonardo DiCaprio put it in his recent Oscar acceptance speech, “Climate change is real, it is happening now, it is the most urgent threat … [READ MORE]

Advice for Architects, Designers and Building Planners: Integrating Community Energy – Part 1

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse. Technology for buildings could be about to take a leap forward. You can control your heating from an app on your phone, and your lights, and even home security cameras. But can you do it from … [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]