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YasminHashmiYou might have noticed that we have gone through a redesign of the website. The content is just as good as before, but the layout and style have been improved to work across all screen sizes, so I hope you like it!

We've announced a lot of training opportunities and events around the world over the past month, all with a KNX focus. There are more training and events in the pipeline, including the KNX Italy Annual KNX Day on 22 November, and KNX Austria's Connecting Technology event on 9 December, so do check out our events & training news for regular updates, as well as our events calendar.

Our articles this month feature a case study of The Crystal in London's Docklands. This building has achieved the highest sustainable building accolades from LEED and BREEAM, and the case study by Chris Topham of Abtec Group provides a fascinating insight into the project management side of the installation. Our Best Practice column by our regular contributor, Simon Buddle of SMC, gives useful tips and techniques for cable installation, while our Country Profile, by Filomena d’Arcangelo, focuses on the energetic activities of KNX Italy. The subject of our interview this month is Jacob de Muijnck of Gira, who gives us his take on the KNX market, and finally, our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, explains what ETS4 Dynamic Folders are, and how to create and use them.

You can comment on any of these articles directly, at the end of the article, 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. This month we feature the coolest number plate ever - what do you think?

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-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

KNX is the WORLDWIDE standard for home and building control.


GAMMA Converter App by Siemens

Cities/Buildings Systems Standardization and Object Addresses

KNX Demand Side Management

KNX 1.2 – Setting up a project in ETS by Philips Controls Training Academy


Auckland, New Zealand


Smart Building Conference
3 February 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Integrated Systems Europe
4-7 February 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Cities
5-7 March 2014
Sofia, Bulgaria

25-28 March 2014
Shanghai, China

30 March - 4 April 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology
9-12 June 2014
Guangzhou, China


Case Study: The Crystal – A Siemens Sustainable Cities Initiative Featuring KNX (21/11/2013) - By Chris Topham, Abtec Group. Covering over 6,300 square metres, The Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, is a unique, all-electric building in the heart of London’s Green Enterprise District. The building is both and exhibition centre and a …

  Best Practice: Cable Installation Tips and Techniques (21/11/2013)

Country Profile: KNX Italy (21/11/2013)

Interview: Jacob de Muijnck, Gira (21/11/2013)

Dr KNX: ETS4 Dynamic Folders (21/11/2013)


TÜV Rheinland Becomes 10th KNX Accredited Test Lab (20/11/2013) - TÜV Rheinland recently became the 10th test lab worldwide to achieve KNX accreditation for performing KNX conformity tests. Only test reports emanating from such KNX accredited test labs are accepted as the basis for issuing the KNX conformity certificate. Such …

  Light+Building 2014 Features Intelligent Automation Technology Promising Big Energy Savings in Buildings (19/11/2013)

ABB, Bosch, Cisco and LG Consortium Develops Open Standard for Smart Home Appliances Using WiFi, ZigBee, KNX and Other Connections (14/11/2013)

City College Plymouth Runs KNX-based Courses Every Month (24/10/2013)

Servodan Joins KNX Association

Vemer Joins KNX Association

Technische Unie Offers Gira KNX/EIB-2 Two-Day Workshop

KNX Austria Announces Connecting Technology Event on 9 December 2013

ISER Tech Joins KNX Association

The 2013 Interclima+Elec Smarthome Award Winners Include KNX Installations

Domonetio KNX Training Center Runs Free Introductory Seminars at FISE 2013

TOKKA Offers a KNX Gateway for NuVo’s Grand Concerto and Essenta E6G Multiroom Audio Systems

ABB Announces i-bus KNX Power Supplies with Diagnostics

KNX Italy Presents its Annual KNX Day for 2013 on 22 November

FS Cables Offers Duct Grade, Armoured and White Versions of TP1 KNX Cable

IKNX Integraciones Announces KNX Days In Cordoba II Conference

Lifedomus Announces KNX/IP Gateway for MyLifedomus

KNX National Group Chile Sets Up

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts Home Automation & Controls Market to be Worth US$48.02 Billion by 2018

Aumüller Aumatic Joins KNX Association

Lesswire Launches KBear Embedded KNX-RF Module

KNX User Group Hong Kong Sets Up

Weinzierl Launches New Website

Wago 750-493 Network Analyzer Integrates KNX/IP

Schneider Electric’s InSideControl App Offers Full Control of KNX Installations

JLL Forecasts Investment in Smart Buildings will be US$18 Billion by 2017

Shifra Smart Solutions Joins KNX Association

Theben and Ivory Egg Offer Free KNX Heating Training Course, 19 February 2014

Andivi Introduces its VIA Building Management System for iPad Supporting KNX, Modbus and BACnet

Navigant Research Expects Smart City Programs Will Be Increasingly Standards-Based

Domonetio Presents ‘Introduction to KNX ETS4′ Webinar

Kanontec Joins KNX Association

KNX Japan Holds Kick-Off Meeting in Yokohama

Jung Offers KNX Room Controller with OLED Display

Domonetio Offers Basic and Advanced KNX Training in Miami

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Siemens Building Technologies’ Market Dominance

Hunza Productions Joins KNX Association

Ingenium Adds BUSing-KNX Gateway to its Smart Home System

Smart Building Conference 2013 Draws Sellout London Crowd

Group Alelek Presents First KNX Trade Fair in Benelux on November 13

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Somfy, KNX Association, Domonetio

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