Perfect Light with KNX
The project by Setpoint Solutions Limited incorporates 233 devices to control the lighting systems at the ARA Institute, Canterbury.
This educational facility has extensive windows and a skylit atrium, that provide large amounts of natural light to the floor areas. With the lighting fully automated, users in each space can manually adjust the brightness of the lights when required.
Interface with the BMS system via BACNet allows the BMS to use the occupancy information to reduce air conditioning in spaces that are unoccupied.
Summary of Project:
How many devices on the site? 233
What applications implemented? Daylight harvesting, Occupancy control, Manual overrides, BMS interface via BACNet, IP routing
Interfaces & integration with other systems: BMS via BACNet
This project was runners-up for the Best Commercial Project 2018
Gym KNX Project – Sometimes commercial installations are fitted with the cheapest solution available at the time with little thought of how the user will interact or the serviceability of the system in the future. This was exactly the case here with the users having no idea how to use the system and the original integrator not interested in fixing their problems for them.
With a robust platform like KNX Aotea Electric were able to remove the existing control system and take over control and more importantly give control to the tenants. Utilising all of the existing wiring and infrastructure we were able to install KNX to solve the vast majority of their problems leaving the tenants very happy.
We were also able to interface with their newly installed AMX system to ensure that the lighting was just right for their broadcasting of gym sessions.
Summary of the project:
How many devices on the site? 10
What applications implemented? Lighting and AV integration.
What systems are controlled? DALI lighting and AMX integration.
Interfaces & integration with other systems: AMX, DALI
This Gym Control System Refit was runners-up in the 2018 Commercial Project Awards
Nestled among some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, Camp Glenorchy is the most ambitious and exemplar project the team at Revolve Energy Limited (previously Evident Limited) had worked on. Camp Glenorchy has been designed, built and operated in line with the philosophy and principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), recognised as the most stringent environmental building design certification in the world. We believe this project will be recognised internationally as a beacon for what can be achieved.
The project subtly balances a comfortable, rustic aesthetic experience with state-of-the-art technology that will help reduce water and energy use up to 50% of similar facilities. Revolve has designed and commissioned a control and monitoring system that helps to achieve these objectives.
The system operates site wide, integrating the various systems including lighting, heating (including a stratified thermal store, heat pumps and solar water heating), ventilation, water management including potable and grey water, EV car charging, composting toilets, guest timed showers. By integrating with the guest booking software the system ensures that rooms are ready for guests when they arrive, heating in the rooms and hot water cylinder.
An extensive electricity, thermal and water metering solution monitors resource use down to a sub-circuit level. By storing the data in the cloud, any of the 1600 data points can be readily accessed for visualisation on any web connected device. Data will be used for iste management, fine tuning and education of the many visitors.
The buildings will provide guests with Displays in each room will help guests learn about and control their own energy and water use during their stay and see how it compares with others on site, and with previous guests who have stayed in that room.
Summary of the project:
How many devices on the site? 415 KNX bus devices
What systems are controlled? Heating, building and site lighting, shading, ventilation, window opening, solar water heating, ground source heating pumps, grey water discharge, rain/street water change over, showers,
What applications implemented? Underfloor and radiator heating, ventilation, thermal store control, scheduled/motion activated lighting, timed showers,
Is there any Visualisation and how is this implemented? Smartphone apps and custom guest room interfaces.
Interfaces & integration with other systems: Energy metering, heat metering, water metering, generator controls, air handling unit, monitoring dashboard, hotel management system, composting toilets, EV chargers
Voted the Best Commercial KNX Project 2018