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YasminHashmiWe start this issue with a case study by Ewald Burkhart of Elektro Ewald of a Gira-based installation in a holiday lodge in South Tyrol. Next, Simon Buddle suggests that we should be aiming for at least a C grade in energy efficiency in all of our installations. KNXin's Jesús Arias García then encourages the KNX market to look further afield than Europe, and suggests that there is everything to play for internationally.

Our Solutions column by Sophie Thomas of Ivory Egg, looks at KNX in a BMS world, and suggests when and how KNX should be used with other building management systems. This is followed by an Interview with Mehdi Darabi of Parto Negar Parand, whom we met at the recent Light+Building show. With embargoes still on Iran, there are major challenges facing systems integrators, but KNX work is being done, especially in energy-saving applications. Finally, our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, deals with a problem in opening the ETS4 database.

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, wherever you may be, with the KNX logo and a smile for our Where is KNX? gallery. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

KNX is the WORLDWIDE standard for home and building control.


Philips Brings Lighting Innovation to KNX Webinar

KNX City Webinar

Event Summary for Smart Energy Summit 2014

How to become a KNX Member

How to become a KNX Partner

Secure KNX Installations Webinar


Ivory Egg HQ, Bosham, UK


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

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology
3-5 September 2014
Shanghai, China

5-11 October 2014
Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia


Case Study: Gira Installation in South Tyrol Holiday Lodge (21/05/2014) - By Ewald Burkhart, Elektro Ewald. When the Erlacher family decided to convert a hunting lodge into a rentable holiday home in the mountains of South Tyrol, they wanted it to include state-of-the-art technology so that guests could pamper themselves and …

Best Practice: Aiming for Grade C or Above In Energy Efficiency (21/05/2014)


Business: Sowing the Seeds of Success – Out of Europe (21/05/2014)

Solutions: KNX in a BMS World (21/05/2014)

Interview: Mehdi Darabi, Parto Negar Parand (21/05/2014)

Dr KNX: Opening the ETS4 Database (21/05/2014)


KNX Association Holds Successful Training Conference in Portugal (12/05/2014) - More than 50 delegates from training centres around the world (including Lebanon, Israel, Brazil, India and various European countries) listened carefully to presentations held by KNX Association. Mr. Unal explained the major recent changes in the requirements for training centres …

  Somfy Offers animeo KNX RS485 for Precise Control of its New Digital Motors (16/05/2014)

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts the Smart Cities Market to be Worth US$1,266.58 Billion by 2019 (14/05/2014)

KNX Professionals Polska Consolidates the KNX Market in Eastern Europe (07/05/2014)

2014 Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology Show Features KNX Technical Seminar (30/04/2014)

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