KNX – all you need to know

2012-12-19 - ABB hosts a one-day intensive workshop for business partners on KNX, offering theory as well as practical sessions
ABB recently hosted a KNX solutions workshop at its Peenya location for customers and business partners. The one day workshop included theory and practical sessions including usage of unique manufacturer tool.

KNX is the worldwide open standard for home and building control (ISO/IEC 14543) and the world's most popular building control system. The demand for KNX rises steadily with each year and the market for KNX is growing exponentially. Already 300 manufacturers from all over the world have chosen the internationally approved standard. Not only has the number of members more than tripled since 2005, the number of certified KNX Partners has grown five-fold to over 33,000.

Sudhanshu Rath interacts with customers with product displays in background

With the growth of infrastructure and a burgeoning urban population, the demand for building automation is growing at double digits. A common building standard such as KNX offers several benefits:
  • Enabling customers to cut energy consumption by 50 percent
  • Payback period of between 1-5 years
  • Reducing annual consumption of heating and ventilation by 45 percent
  • Automatic and remotely controlled lighting and sun protection systems can be deployed across hundreds of buildings using one, single interface
  • Large spaces can be divided into smaller lighting areas for ambience and energy saving
  • Automatic climate control system can eliminate energy wastage

Some of the most recent KNX solutions which have got global recognition include Terminal 3 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India, which was named winner of the KNX Award for the ‘International category – Asia’ in 2010. Similarly, the ABB solution for the new Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has recently won the prestigious KNX award for providing energy-efficient lighting and heat protection across an eight-square-kilometer campus.