Green Technologies Area
KNX City - Green Technologies
KNX City addresses current challenges related to buildings, mobility, energy generation, infrastructure and communication, and provides appropriate KNX solutions. Internationally, these challenges can vary a great deal.
Worldwide we are facing the so-called energy turnaround. This refers to changes in the energy sector – moving from fossil fuel generation to primarily renewable energy generation. The key challenge of the energy turnaround is to ensure a steady supply of energy in spite of the fluctuating nature of renewable energy sources. Traditionally, energy supply has been adjusted to the demand; in future, it will also be necessary to adjust the demand or load to the fluctuating nature of energy generation. In future, many energy suppliers will offer time variable electricity rates in order to motivate customers to use electricity when cheap, and to not use it in case of peak demands, in order to implement indirect load management.
KNX already offers systems solutions for buildings
KNX also provides infrastructure solutions, linking up several buildings within a city, as if they were one building
KNX provides interfaces to the smart grid. With methods such as tariff management, KNX can perfectly match the load / demand in buildings to the renewable energy generated for an entire area.