Given the size and scope of the Light + Building show, it will come as no surprise that this month starts with two show reports. The first is by me, and looks at some of the highlights and trends concerning KNX. The second is by George Lazos of Quantum KNX++ Training Centre in which he covers the main messages from the KNX Association, as well as new developments that caught his eye.
Next, our regular columnist, Simon Buddle, looks at why energy saving and time saving are two key pieces of the smart home jigsaw, and gives us his vision of the market to which KNX professionals will have to adapt. After having explained previously how to sell and specify KNX, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg gives some great advice on how to choose the right products and provide the right documentation.
And finally, Paul Foulkes of EchoHouse treats us to the last part of his three-part series aimed at building planners. This covers how KNX can address the need for an integrated infrastructure based around multiple individual homes.
Don't forget to check out our resources section which is packed full of useful information, and don't forget to send us a picture of you, wherever you may be, with the KNX logo and a smile for our 'Where is KNX?' gallery. Enjoy!
-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor
If you attended Light + Building 2016 you will know that it was a very busy event, and the organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has announced that it set a new record with 216,000 trade visitors. Our congratulations go to the KNX Association team who did a great job of making sure KNX was everywhere, and to the exhibitor members for a diverse range of new products. You can find our coverage on the Spotlight on Light + Building 2016 page.
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