When Thomas Edison invented the long lasting commercial electric light bulb he could not have foreseen a future of fully integrated building control. Back then it was impossible even to agree on a standard current (ie, AC or DC) let alone a worldwide standard that would allow thousands of products from different manufacturers to work together in a fully integrated control system for buildings.
With buildings, both commercial and residential, using a significant portion of the world’s energy, there is a need for us to do more with less. Thanks to KNX, which this year celebrates a quarter of a century on the market, energy savings for buildings in the region of 30 percent are possible when compared to non-automated conventionally controlled solutions. With the world’s population increasing by 180,000 people a day and carbon emissions soaring, KNX installations provide a popular and ever growing solution.
ABB has thousands of KNX references around the world providing unprecedented comfort, safety, versatility and above all energy efficiency and here are just a few examples to show what can be achieved in building automation.