Leicester University Centre for Medicine wins two KNX awards

Published:  08 September, 2016

KNX, Entech, controls, BMS, BEMS

Leicester University’s new Centre for Medicine has won two categories in the recent KNX UK awards. They are for best commercial project and best-public-sector project. The 12 800 m2 building is the UK’s largest non-residential project built to the Passivhaus standard and is designed to be up to 10 times more energy efficient than a normal building of the same size.

KNX enables the building to be controlled to Passivhaus standards by controlling heating, lighting, solar radiation, CO2 and natural ventilation in relation to one another.

Instead of multiple services and cable types being wired back to an outstation, there was simply the requirement for data, KNX and power in each room — reducing cabling and other infrastructure costs. KNX also made it simple to integrate the various systems into a BACnet BMS front end.

KNX forms the entire field-level control and data provision for the BEMS. All control data on occupancy, lighting levels, internal room temperature, CO2 levels, solar levels, external lighting levels, wind speed, rain and frost alarms, blind position, ventilation actuator position and airflow, slab temperatures and humidity are all integrated with one another and the BEMS.

The KNX system was installed by Entech.

For more information on this story, click here: Sept 2016, 124

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