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    Atrial House, Miedwiesee+

    Project management      INLOGIC
    Customer Józefiak

     
    KNX-Devices EIBPORT
    KNX-Brands BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH

     

    An Atriumhouse

    A modern and original storehouse at Miedwie Lake is the work of architect Karol Nieradka from Atelier Maxberg. The name of the building derives from the word atrium, an architectural ground plan in which the habitable rooms are located around a rectangular central room. The building was designed from prefabricated ceramic blocks, resulting in the building envelope within 3 weeks. The inner courtyard of the house is intended to protect the rest of the building from sun and wind and offer investors privacy. The building has a swimming pool, spa and fitness area. The project assumed that the storehouse should be energy-efficient and intelligent. In this context, the entire building was placed on a 20 cm thick, insulated foundation plate with 2-zone ventilation and recuperation, two heat pumps and solar cells on the roof. The large original glazing of the entire house is a two-chamber and sliding glazing. As part of this investment, we have designed and implemented an intelligent management system based on the international open KNX standard. The control of such a large house will be possible by elegant black glass switches and the CUBEVISION visualization of BAB TECHNOLOGIE from personal devices such as tablet, telephone or computer. Simple home functions are tailored to the needs of users. In an intelligent atrium house you can control almost all functions such as lighting, underfloor heating, recuperation with ventilation and alarm. The high quality of the film projection is ensured by an audio-video system installed in the living room. Different types of lighting and multifunctional scenes help household members to carry out their daily activities.

    The PrintGroup+

    Project management      INLOGIC
    Customer The PrintGroup

     
    KNX-Devices EIBPORT
    KNX-Brands BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH

     

    PrintGroup Printing House

    The building on Cukrowa Street in Szczecin is a multi-storey building of a printing house also known as Booksfactory. Construction began in the second quarter of 2016. The total area of the building is about 5,000 m2 and the printing house was designed by an architectural office specializing in large investments for public use - TUES, represented by Krzysztof Słomiany and Daniel Strzeszewski. In this huge hall and office space, our team designed and implemented the installation of an intelligent power system in open KNX standard. With such a large structure, the intelligent system plays a key role in managing all functions. With the modern CUBEVISION visualisation system, the investor can control the integrated ventilation, air conditioning or lighting centre throughout the building via a smartphone or tablet, and the automatic selection of the type of building heating, e.g. by air conditioning or the heat of a gas boiler depending on the outside temperature, contributes to achieving the best possible energy efficiency of the building. The heating and ventilation unit automatically sets the correct and optimum working temperature on the basis of current data. Temperature management is also linked to the current season, so that the air conditioning or heating stops when a window is opened, for example. The seamless transition of Dali lighting allows the light intensity to be adjusted to the workplace. The lighting effects that are coordinated with the company's working hours also bring additional advantages. We have equipped the building with the highest quality alarm system according to the satellite standard. The installed access control system facilitated the functioning of the company, as it helped to maintain the security of data and property and to improve communication between the persons within the company.

    Elementary School Żukowo, Community of Sławno+

    Project management      INLOGIC
    Customer Żukowo, community Sławno

     
    KNX Devices EIBPORT, DataWarehouse 2.0
    KNX Brands BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH

     

    Smart Primary School in Poland

    In Żukowo, municipality Sławno, one of the most modern primary schools in Poland was established. INLOGIC was responsible for the entire intelligent side of the investment. Work began in December 2016 and the 2300 m2 building was equipped with a wide range of building automation solutions. Our best designers have developed the system to manage all installations within the building on the basis of the highest international KNX standard. The school joined the LEMUR program - Energooszczędne Budynki Użyteczności Publicznej, which needed a system that could store and control data about the function of the devices. The intelligent management system KNX enables this function as well as the remote control of the most important functions of the system. It is possible to effectively control the level of light, air conditioning and ventilation. The building automatically activates and deactivates the lighting according to the work schedule. In addition, each room is equipped with sensors that switch on the corresponding light after detection of movement in a specific room. The outdoor and façade lighting is controlled by an astronomical clock according to the KNX standard, and each room is connected to the system that determines the optimal conditions for teaching based on the lesson plan. The system maintains a certain temperature level in the respective rooms. Four temperature types are set in the classes: Comfort, absence, night and frost protection. The modes are activated depending on the planned classes and weather conditions. When a window or door is opened, the heating is deactivated or the heat loss due to the central heating is reduced. If the system does not detect any presence over a longer period of time, the heating is switched to standby. In the same way, regardless of the predefined operating mode, the heating is activated in comfort mode when it detects movement. The heat pumps are also equipped with the KNX communication module and connected to the entire system. It is possible to control the temperature of the water heating and the condition of the fire covers in ventilation shafts. The movable façade blinds adapt to outdoor lighting conditions. We have also equipped the school with photovoltaic modules. The school principal can control everything remotely via a tray or telephone as well as traditional wall switches. However, the daily and pre-programmed functions of the building do not require any additional control.

    Administration & Business Academy Hellweg-Sauerland / IHK Arnsberg+

    Project management EventVision GmbH & Co. KG
    Project type Renovation project
    Year of completion 2017
    Project size (m2) 1.001 – 5.000
    Count of used KNX products       101 – 300
    KNX Brands BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH
    Esylux GmbH
    Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG
    Hager Holding GmbH
    Intesis Software S.L.U
    Lingg & Janke OHG
    MDT technologies GmbH
    ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH
    KNX transmission media
    Twisted pair
    IP
    Project costs (€) 80.000+
    Working time in hours 251 – 500
    Work potential 1 – 5

    Administration and Business Academy Hellweg-Sauerland / IHK Arnsberg

    The building of the Administration and Business Academy Hellweg-Sauerland / IHK Arnsberg was completely extended with KNX in the course of the second construction phase. With its state-of-the-art office& training centre, the building complex is state of the art. With a variety of KNX products, the installation offers a high degree of operating comfort. the priority is on the automation of all trades, which can, however, be operated simply and intuitively and are therefore suitable for caretakers. The media technology system can be completely controlled via KNX. The BMS can be controlled via iPad's& PC's.



     

    Applications used

    • Lighting: Switching, dimming, light scenes, time control, automatic presence detection, light colour control
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC): Central and automatic regulation, time-controlled operating modes, automatic presence detection, individual room control/zone regulation, valve drive control/fan coil control, floor heating control
    • Shutter and roller shutter control: Individual control, group and central control, protection against wind and rain
    • Protection and security: Errors (e.g. e. leak detection, glass breakage detection, window contact) Access control Monitoring (e.g. e. cameras)
    • Operation and visualization: Switches/buttons, PC visualization, web server, touch panels and display panels, tablets and smartphones
    • Automation and remote access: Time-controlled functions, logical functions, system monitoring, Internet access, remote programming, message transmission (e.g. B. SMS)
    • Energy management/smart metering: Metering, data logging, visualization, current detection, load peak monitoring, use of renewable energies
    • Others: Intercom, audio control, video control
    WALEXPO LIBRAMONT+

    Walexpo Libramont Exhibition Congress

    Project management      ImTech Belgium
    Customer Libramont

     

    Hall management under KNX
    1. heating (hvac)
    2. ventilation
    3. management of blinds by position of the sun (weather station)
    4. lighting5. management of consumers (power consumption by all departments)
    6. supervision - EIBPORT
    7. telecontrol with computer, smartphone or tablet
    8. management of the projection rooms (lighting, frames and sound)
    9. management of conference rooms
    10. management of the door opening in the exhibition halls


    Swimming pool management with alarm messages and development of a special software for a printer to be printed in case of an event The visualisation enables the user not only to control the lighting but also to visualise the water treatment and HVAC. If an alarm appears or an event must be archived, a text is printed on a matrix printer.

    Swimming Pool from Virton+

    Swimming Pool, City of Virton

    Project management      Henneaux
    Customer Stadt Virton

     

    Swimming pool management with alarm messages and development of a special software for a printer to be printed in case of an event. The visualisation enables the user not only to control the lighting but also to visualise the water treatment and HVAC. If an alarm appears or an event must be archived, a text is printed on a matrix printer.

    Centre de la Monnaie+

    Centre de la Monnaie

    Project management      Engie Electrabel
    Customer Centre de la Monnaie
    Used KNX products FACILITYMASTER

    900 luminaires were installed to create a randomly moving starry sky on one side and a wave around the building from lamps installed in each needle on the other.

    European Parliament+

    Project management      AMS
    Customer European Parliament
    Used KNX products

    EIBPORT

    This project was divided into two main parts:

    • management for disabled offices, allowing them to control the opening of doors and windows and lighting from the computer.


    Administration of the common room:

    • After using a shared area, the cleaning service receives an email for cleaning and employees are warned by a red external lamp that they cannot use the location. After the cleaning is done, an e-mail is sent again: the room is available again and the external lamp turns green.

    Eisai (China)+
    • New office building of the Eisai Group in Suzhou, China, 2 floors, approx. 2,000 sqm
    • The system: Lighting, Shading, Airconditioning, Sonos sound system, Projectors
    • Visualization with EIBPORT from BAB TECHNOLOGIE
    • Sonos Hue, Sony Philips Hue
    • Sony projectors controlled with the APPMODULE from BAB TECHNOLOGIE
    • All LED lamps are dimmable with DUODMX gateways from BAB TECHNOLOGIE
    • Over 200 Enocean devices are integrated into the system with the EIBPORT
    Hotel Makedonia Palace+

    Project management AUTOMATIONSYSTEMS - TRIANTAFILLIDIS
    Project type Renovation project
    Year of completion 2017
    Project size (m2) 5.000+
    Count of used KNX products      1.000+
    KNX Brands BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH
    ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH
    Siemens AG
    Bes - Ingenium
    BMS - Building Management Systems
    Zennio Avance y Tecnología s.l.
    Basalte bvba
    KNX transmission media
    IP
    Project costs (€) 80.000+
    Working time in hours 1.001 – 2.000
    Working potential 1 – 5

    Makedonia Palace

    Makedonia Palace is a luxurious 5-star city hotel in 8 flours, including 276 rooms/suites, restaurant, bar, function rooms, conference rooms, spa and pool. The entire hotel, including the public areas and all rooms, is controlled by KNX via switches, touch panels, trays and smartphones. Light scenes, brightness and time control automatically create the perfect atmosphere in all areas of the hotel. Every customer has access to his room KNX system via his mobile phone or tablet and controls light, curtains and HVAC individually or with scenes.

    Region of Central Makedonia building complex+

    Project management AUTOMATIONSYSTEMS - TRIANTAFILLIDIS
    Project type New project
    Year of completion 2016
    Project size (m2) 5.000+
    Count of used KNX products      1.000+
    KNX Brands
    BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH
    Siemens AG
    ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH
    KNX transmission media
    IP
    Project costs (€) 80.000+
    Working time in hours 1.001 – 2.000
    Working potential 11 – 25

    Region of Central Makedonia building complex 

    The building complex of the Central Macedonia region is a complex with a plot of 10,209 m2 with a total area of 24,503 m2 for shops and offices and 8,900 m2 for parking spaces. Each office has a presence detector with constant light control, which dims the dali-controlled lights and enables the HVAC thermostats to create the perfect environment for the employees without them having to touch a single switch.

    Hydrama Grand Hotel+

    Project management AUTOMATIONSYSTEMS - TRIANTAFILLIDIS
    Project type Renovation project
    Year of completion 2016
    Project size (m2) 5.000+
    Count of used KNX products      1.000+
    KNX Brands
    BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH
    ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH
    Siemens AG
    arcus-eds GmbH
    BMS - Building Management Systems
    Viessmann Elektronik GmbH
    KNX transmission media
    IP
    Project costs (€) 80.000+
    Working time in hours 1.001 – 2.000
    Working potential 1 – 5


    Hydrama Grand Hotel

    A modern, luxurious 5-star hotel in the restored Herman Spierer tobacco house, a listed industrial monument with 73 rooms. The Hydrama Grand Hotel has a very comprehensive control system for lighting, HVAC and electric blinds, making control and management a simple task for the operator.

    Clever building management: networked building stock in Ahaus+

    Project: Automation of public buildings

    Customer: City of Ahaus

    Project management: Stefan Hilgemann, Technical facility / Energy management

    Products: EIBPORT, FACILITYMASTER, CONTROL R


    German municipality networks its buildings and saves EUR 1.2 million in energy costs

    Clever building management pays off: The city of Ahaus connects light, heating and air conditioning in its buildings. KNX and EIBPORT are used here. This has had a particularly positive effect on energy consumption.


    Modern building management and resource-conserving action is not only reserved for large companies: Thanks to modern technology, this can also be sensibly retrofitted in existing buildings. The city administration in Ahaus in Westphalia proves this. The medium-sized town with 39,630 inhabitants near the border to the Netherlands is exemplary here. As the home of a well-known German technology company, Ahaus is perhaps closer to the technical possibilities and the sensible use of information technology and telecommunications than some large cities.

    It is not so surprising that Stefan Hilgemann, technical employee of the department of real estate management - building construction department of the city of Ahaus - presents the building automation of the Kulturquadrat with music school and the city hall and a primary school with a certain portion of pride. Step by step, whenever renovation was required, the conventional building technology was replaced by modern, smart technology and individual technology islands were networked with the overall system.

    KNX networked pays off for the city of Ahaus

    The system of choice is the world standard KNX.Stefan Hilgemann would like to network even more, for example integrate all heating systems into the comprehensive control system. This pays off in the short term, but unfortunately some manufacturers refuse the integration with reference to the warranty. And unfortunately not (yet) every manufacturer of boilers offers a necessary KNX interface. Specialized stand-alone systems do not necessarily have to deliver better results, comparative measurements prove.


    „After the warranty has expired, we gradually integrate all systems into our overall control system. Thus we have a meaningful before and after comparison of the consumption values. In future, only products from manufacturers will be used that can be integrated into our overall solution," Stephan Hilgemann sums up.

    The success of the integration into the KNX system pays off for the city of Ahaus in euros and cents. School rooms and concert halls are used in time windows and must therefore be managed intelligently. Pure individual room temperature control is not effective because the time component is missing. Ahaus relies on the "EIBPORT" and the "FACILITYMASTER" of the manufacturer Bab-Technologie in combination with the room occupancy plan software "CONTROL R". With the extensive and proven software, the entire installation of the buildings can be clearly visualized and controlled easily and safely. Thanks to IP networking, if necessary also by smartphone via the Internet with VPN SSL or the manufacturer's own BAB SECURE LINK.


    Optimal for room climate and cost operation

    The so-called culture square connects the old building with the new building, music school, adult education centre and town hall. In other words, buildings with very different building structures and uses. The buildings can also be air-conditioned in a conventional way. However, this is not energy-efficient, because independent systems often work against each other rather than with each other. Users have little or no influence. It's different in Ahaus. The intelligently networked systems can be operated optimally for the room climate and costs in any situation.


    Special rules apply to a music school. In addition to practice rooms with climate-sensitive instruments, there are halls with audience and stage technology. Stage lights are usually operated via DMX, the hall lighting via KNX. The communication between DMX and KNX was realized via the "DUODMX GATEWAY" from Bab-Technologie. Here, too, integration took place for the operator. All lighting is controlled via a screen: with the aid of the "DUO DMX GATEWAY" and a touch panel PC, lighting is controlled via a central visualisation system. The user does not need to know which luminaire is operated via which bus.


    Movement detectors versatile used

    Musical instruments are values. The music school and other buildings in the Kulturquadrat use the building sensors to detect break-ins. Motion detectors, which are actually intended for light, heating and ventilation, report possible break-ins when the building is closed. The building signals the intruder that he has been detected. The police are informed about a chain of reports. The KNX-based burglar alarm system is not a standard-compliant alarm system, but has already proven itself in practice.


    The Pestalozzi school is a primary school within walking distance of the culture square. It is generally known that the CO2 content of the air breathed affects the concentration of teachers and students. The harmful effect of the gas lies primarily in the displacement of oxygen. Since CO2 is heavier than air, it is particularly harmful near the ground. Sitting students are therefore more affected than standing teachers.
    A concentration of 1.5 percent increases the human respiratory volume by at least 40 percent. Already at five percent of a concentration of CO2, humans react with dizziness and headaches. In the Pestalozzi school in Ahaus, the CO2 content in the classrooms is measured and, if necessary, a retrofitted ventilation system is switched into the window frame. How modern technology supports students and teachers.


    Set to automation for each renovation

    When new buildings are planned and erected, building automation is easy to implement. It is more difficult when it comes to existing buildings. Ahaus is consistently pursuing the path of using automation for every renovation and introducing the "Ahauser Building Standard", KNX and EIBPORT. Everywhere basically the same hardware and the same software is used with the goal that the observation and operation looks the same everywhere and can be operated easily and without additional training.

    This reduces the effort for the caretakers and practically excludes operating errors even for strangers. The overview screen provides all relevant information at a glance. Since the main switches and setpoint specifications are shown here, it is very easy to drive such a building complex economically and thus protect city bags and the environment. The energy report, because Stefan Hilgemann presents impressive figures.
    The successes in climate-adjusted heating energy consumption are most obvious. This fell from 10.4 million kilowatt hours to 8.8 million kilowatt hours between 2005 and 31 December 2016. This corresponds to total savings of 21.1 million kilowatt hours of fossil fuels and EUR 1.2 million since 2005. The actual savings would be even higher, as new heated surfaces are constantly being added. Preventive action was taken in Ahaus by intelligent control of the cost spiral.

    FACILITYMASTER reduces energy costs in furniture stores by 50 %+

    Project: Reduce energy costs by 50 %

    Customer: Furniture Store Finke

    Project Management: Dietmar Schneider, Energy Manager 

    Products: EIBPORT, FACILITYMASTER


    FACILITYMASTER REDUCES ENERGY COSTS BY 50 %

    Lighting and air conditioning are essential in retail - after all, salespeople and customers should feel comfortable. On large areas, however, this requirement quickly increases energy costs if you do not - as the Finke furniture store in Hamm - rely on the right technology.


    Light attracts people - and that is why sales areas and facades all over the world shine particularly brightly. A pleasant climate is also important for salespeople and customers. However, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting also require a lot of energy. The energy consumption of a sales floor is therefore a decisive economic factor. Because gigantic sales areas lead to gigantic energy costs.

    This does not have to be the case, said Dietmar Schneider, energy consultant at Möbelhauskette Finke and relied consistently on KNX sensors and actuators as well as on the "EIBPORT" and "FACILITYMASTER" from BAB TECHNOLOGIE GmbH and reduced the energy bill by almost 50 percent.

    Drop the switches

    The idea behind the concept at Finke in Hamm - and in all German Finke houses - is to continuously determine the actual state of light, air and heating and to adapt it to the respective requirements.
    Light shines only where it is needed. This means that many networked presence detectors had to be installed. Light switches are almost completely missing. Because one thing energy consultants have learned: The biggest disturbance factor for energy optimization is spontaneous human intervention. Although light is switched on in rooms, it is often not switched off again. The heating temperature is corrected upwards by one employee, the next lowers it. In extreme cases, the air conditioner "fights" against the heating system.
    At Finke, sensors ensure that ideal climatic conditions and lighting conditions always prevail for customers, employees and the energy bill. In the background, KNX ensures that all rules are executed. "KNX is reliable and offers all possibilities of automation, even with such a large and complex installation as here. Facilitymaster, eibPort and the visualization tools were an important prerequisite for making the building control system compatible with that of the caretaker," explains Schneider. The entire KNX building services speak at Finke. Components that are not KNX-compatible have been modified accordingly. Among other things, this was necessary for the two boilers - with positive consequences.
    As a result of their integration into the overall system, 90 percent of the time required for the boilers is now at the lowest level. Both boilers complement each other if required. Heat is only generated when the room sensors on site report a demand. The number of boiler starts was reduced from 271,000 to around 80,000. The goal of reducing costs by 30 to 40 percent was achieved, with a pleasant side effect: maintenance costs were also reduced. With fewer starts and lower operating costs, the components wear more slowly than in normal operation.


    Light on demand

    The market opens daily at 10 am. From 7 a.m. until the opening. Of course, the sales areas do not have to be continuously illuminated for this purpose. Wherever work is being done - and presence detectors detect this - optimal lighting conditions naturally prevail, other areas are still dark. Without this control, electrical energy would be wasted on lighting. At the end of the business day, lighting will be reduced by a third as planned. Daylight is also measured and taken into account. At Finke, every room and every segment in the sales area can be addressed individually.
    Peak loads are an important criterion for the electricity bill. These are created in conventional houses in the morning when the building is "started up". Thousands of luminaires and ballasts start simultaneously, as do blowers and pumps and ovens, coffee machines and heating systems in the catering trade. The result is an enormous peak in consumption. Not so with Finke's managed system. It is designed to avoid peaks.
    Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays open for business and the pre-Christmas period mean different scenarios. The control system, which was developed on the basis of the "eibPorts" and "Facilitymaster" by Dietmar Schneider and his team, naturally has a calendar. But even short-term changes, for example due to city festivals and other events, can be set at the click of a mouse. A tedious switching of hundreds of lights and manual control of ventilation and heating is no longer necessary. The focus is not on convenience, but on reliability.
    The façade is a real eye-catcher. The Philips RGB LED spotlights can be freely controlled in colour and intensity by Dietmar Schneider's command post. Whether French national colours after the terrorist attacks in Paris or Christmas spirit - with the KNX control system a lot is possible.


    Focus on safety

    An important aspect of such complex systems is IT security. After all, it could be interesting for criminals to hijack the IT system with the building control of a furniture store and blackmail the company. Finke has also taken precautions here so that something like this cannot happen. Externally, high standards of protection have been implemented for the Internet, but the best possible procedures have also been implemented against internal attacks thanks to the "eibPorts" and the "Facilitymaster". Thus, it is practically impossible for criminals to "take over" building control.
    The Finke furniture stores in Paderborn, Münster, Jena, Erfurt and Kassel are equipped like the house in Hamm and can be controlled and monitored from Hamm.

    The best of both worlds: ANDRITZ Group relies on hybrid solution with KNX and EnOcean+

    Project: Automation of public buildings

    CustomerANDRITZ GROUP

    Project ManagementMarkus Zack / Siblik Elektrik GmbH& Co KG, Vienna

    ProductsEIBPORT


    The best of both worlds: ANDRITZ Group relies on hybrid solution with KNX and EnOcean

    The international technology group ANDRITZ, headquartered in Graz, Austria, employs approximately 25,500 people worldwide. The ANDRITZ GROUP is one of the world's leading suppliers of plant, equipment, and services for hydropower plants, the pulp and paper industry, the metal processing industry, the steel industry, and municipal and industrial solid/liquid separation.
    The group's headquarters in Graz was equipped with KNX and EnOcean components in a hybrid manner. The project was supervised by Siblik from Vienna, which was also responsible for the rollout.

    The best of both worlds

    Depending on the required functionality and local conditions, components such as sensors, actuators and gateways were selected with the more advantageous bus system and intelligently linked via the EIBPORT.


    Comprehensive functional portfolio for an efficient working environment

    The system was built on IP basis. The individual lines are connected by line and IP routers. Efficient and particularly convenient individual room control in the office areas was implemented with EIBPORT's V3 EnOcean, which provides control and automation functions.
 Several EIBPORTs are distributed over the various office wings and also serve as IP and EnOcean interfaces. Ninety percent of all functions such as lighting control, shading or room temperature control are controlled via EnOcean components from Eltako and Thermokon. A total of 1,384 KNX and 688 EnOcean components were used.


    Integrated functions and trades

    • Complete lighting control indoors and outdoors
    • switched outgoing circuits - Schuko, display elements, etc.
    • All exterior shading - blinds, external blinds and glare protection 
    • Complete individual room control throughout the building - EnOcean and KNX
    • Inclusion of status messages and fault messages, including transfer to the BMS

    Values such as the base setpoint setting, operating modes (heating or cooling mode) are specified by the building management system. The EIBPORT controls and communicates with the KNX heating actuators. With its intuitive visualisation, all relevant functions such as lighting control, shading or room temperature can be individually controlled for each office wing.

    The extensive automation functions of EIBPORT guarantee an optimized working environment and lower energy consumption without neglecting the individual wishes of users.