KNX Research literature “Energy saving potential using modern electrical installation”
The Biberach University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Building and Energy Systems, specialising in building automation, carried out literature research on the topic of “Energy saving potential using modern electrical installations” in 2008. Headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Becker, the most important sources of literature with the figures for potential savings they contained were compiled to an overall result. The study was commissioned by ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronik- industrie e.V. (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association).
In some of the sources examined, the technical basis – bus system or central control system – used to achieve the potential savings is not explicitly stated. However, bus systems such as KNX are featured repeatedly; in the majority of cases they are the technology on which the savings are based.
The wide spread of the values achieved in some areas can be ascribed to a number of factors – applications consisting of multiple functions, the field test character of the respective tests, differing function definitions, etc. Nevertheless, the research leaves the reader in no doubt – intelligent building control can make significant contribution to energy efficiency in buildings.