Memoori Smart Buildings – Better Experiences Webinar

Smarter Buildings. Better Experiences. How can we create innovative, market differentiating, profitable and valuable solutions in the property industry with the use of Smart Building Technology? A Q&A Webinar with Bruce Duyshart, Founder & Director of Meld Strategies. Author of the recently published book Smart Buildings. Better Experiences. In this Webinar, we take a comprehensive […]

London Underground Approves FS Cables KNX Cable for use on its Transport System

While similar in construction to the standard 2 pair green cable, the LU version has undergone extensive redesign to meet the requirements of LUL 1-085 A3:2011 and is now suitable for installations in stations covered by Section 12, having been independently tested by BRE and 4-Rail Services. It is clearly identified from the standard cable […]

Trane (Dubai) Joins the KNX Association

Trane is a global leader in the air conditioning industry. It designs, manufactures, operates and services HVAC systems, including controls, for residential, commercial and industrial facilities all over the world. Nearly half the commercial buildings in the US are equipped with a Trane system, and the company’s reference list of installations in the UAE and […]

Smart Buildings 2016 Hosts ‘Future Thinking’ Discussion

Smart buildings may be the future – but do they also represent the greatest opportunity for new, disruptive entrants to change the way we work forever? So, was the discussion at the recent Smart advisory panel discussion, hosted by Smart Buildings 2016 as part of UK Construction Week. Chaired by Ian Ellis, Marketing Manager at […]

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology 9-12 June 2017 Guangzhou, China Having gained strong industry support, the Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology fair will return for its 14th edition from 9–12 June 2017. Held concurrently with Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, the show is recognised as Asia’s premier platform for the electrical engineering, building and home automation markets. […]

How to Solve it: KNX Presence Detectors Affected by Adverse Environmental Factors

By Mahir Mensuri Karataş, Turkish Petroleum. The Problem In a KNX lighting automation system, a common problem is when lights turn on automatically due to undesirable environmental factors that adversely affect the presence detectors. One of the most important tasks of presence detectors is to switch lights on after perceiving active objects in the detection […]

Trade Talk: Why Developers Need an Integration Specialist

By Simon Buddle, Future Ready Homes. I’ve been asked many times over the years, ‘How do you sell integrated systems?’ and I’ve always answered, ‘I have no idea – I’m an engineer, not a salesman’. I tend to work from the technical angle and build a solution for the client’s needs, in the same way […]

Tips: Troubleshooting After the First Switch On

By Mark Warburton, Ivory Egg. If you have been following my previous articles on how to sell KNX, how to specify KNX, how to choose the right products and documentation, and how to start installing products and commissioning, you now need to be prepared for troubleshooting any problems. Getting a project working on site is […]

Advice for Architects, Designers and Building Planners: Prepare for Care

By Paul Foulkes, EchoHouse. In my last article I looked at KNX and Passivhaus. This was a direct view of saving energy in buildings by using Passivhaus techniques to reduce the heat load and improve thermal comfort, and using KNX to help regulate, monitor and control the remaining active elements of the building. But energy […]

Smart Buildings 2016, Part of UK Construction Week, Opens Visitor Registration

The UK’s only event dedicated to integrated building technology. Smart Buildings 2016 is the go-to event for the smart buildings industry jam-packed with world leading content, CPD sessions and leading industry brands. Covering a spectrum of interconnected industries including home automation, workplace technology, access & security controls, climate control, lighting and shading controls, home entertainment […]