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YasminHashmiThose that attended Light+Building will know it was a very busy event, and the organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has announced that the 2014 fair set a new record with 211,500 visitors from 161 countries. Our congratulations go to the KNX Association team who did a great job of making sure KNX was everywhere, and to the exhibitor members for a wide range of new products. You can find all our event coverage on the KNXtoday Spotlight on Light+Building 2014 page.

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YasminHashmiApart from Light+Building coverage, our theme this month focuses on project management and programming, and we start this issue with a case study by Remco Hoveling of BAM Techniek – Regio West. This is of a renovation project that turned an old office building into an award-winning sustainable development.

Next, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg advises on how the industry needs to take a holistic approach to HVAC if buildings are to be truly intelligent, and this is followed by Simon Buddle, who advises on the contentious issue of who owns the rights to custom-designed control programs. KNXin's Jesús Arias García then looks at the whole issue of project management, and argues that KNX systems integrators can widen their horizons by becoming professional project managers. This is followed by our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, who deals with various user interface issues in ETS4.

Now, given how large Light+Building was, it will come as no surprise that we asked for some help in covering the show. We are pleased to offer you three reports: one from me giving our show highlights, one from Duncan Greene and Chris Topham of Abtec Building Technologies who share five things they learnt from the show, and one from Sophie Thomas of Ivory Egg, who provides a blog-style look at the trends that emerged.

Don’t forget that you can comment on any of these articles directly, at the end of the article, and don’t forget too, to send us a picture of you with the KNX logo and a smile for our 'Where is KNX?' gallery. This month's hang glider from Nick Gliatis is going to be hard to beat, but we want to hear from you, wherever you may be. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

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Case Study: The Monarch I - Turning an Old Office Block into a Shining Example of Energy Efficiency using KNX (24/04/2014) - By Remco Hoveling, BAM Techniek - Regio West.The Monarch is an office development in the centre of The Hague, Netherlands. Ultimately, it will comprise four office buildings, one of which, the Monarch I, is a refurbishment of an existing building. The Monarch I is the largest KNX project in Benelux …

Solutions: HVAC - We Need a Holistic Approach (24.04/2014)

Best Practice: Project Files and Ownership (18/03/2014)


Business: KNX Project Management (23/04/2014)

Dr KNX: ETS4 User Interface Questions (23/04/2014)

Show Report: Highlights from Light+Building 2014 (24/04/2014)

Show Report: Five Things Learnt from Light+Building 2014 (23/04/2014)

Show Report: Trends at Light+Building 2014 (23/04/2014)


KNX Association Presents ETS5: One Tool for ALL Media (31/03/2014) - Shanghai, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, London, Berlin – all over the world, building control engineers are using the product and manufacturer-independent Engineering Tool Software (ETS) to increase the energy efficiency of buildings. This standardised tool …

  10th KNX Award Ceremony Honours KNX Projects from all Over the World

MyKNXStore Returns Bigger and Better with New Website (09/04/2014)

Light+Building 2014 Sets New Record with 211,500 Visitors from 161 Countries (08/04/2014)

TÜV Rheinland and KNX Association Sign Partnership Agreement (31/03/2014)

KNX Association Announces Largest Increase in Membership and Sales of ETS Licenses Since its Foundation (31/03/2014)

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