Sensors that allow the monitoring of environmental parameters in passive buildings

The customer

A company dedicated to industrial automation and fiber-optic technology, in particular to the production of electronic devices and IT infrastructure. It has been active on the market for over 20 years, and actively participates in the Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster, which is a collaborative initiative of dozens of companies, universities, research institutes, and business support institutions that develop, deploy and bring to market innovative technologies in the field of construction.

The problem

The monitoring of environmental parameters is an integral part of smart building management systems (BMS-class systems). Various key actions related to the safety and comfort of residents of passive building depend on these parameters.

The solution

The project’s goal was to design and produce prototype passive building sensors to monitor environmental parameters. To accomplish this we decided to go with the leading standard, KNX, which defines the requirements of electronic devices to monitor and control buildings. Our company has expanded its competence in this area and joined the prestigious international KNX association.

We designed the desired passive building sensors from scratch in accordance with the KNX guidelines. They enable the monitoring of environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, air quality, sunlight, the presence of people in a room, and more. During this process, we also wrote dedicated drivers that allow users to configure various devices.

Results

Demo installations of the passive building control system required passive building sensors that monitor environmental parameters to be installed in every room of the building. Our dedicated sensors allow the customer not only to significantly improve the profitability of this type of deployment but also provide the opportunity to begin the production of KNX solutions.