The 14 KNX Awards were handed out on 17 April in Frankfurt (Germany) at the world's largest trade fair for intelligent buildings - light+building 2012. The KNX Awards are given to internationally outstanding home and building control projects based on the KNX standard. The grand awards ceremony was part of the world's largest KNX event - the KNX TOP Event 2012 - attended by more than 1,500 guests from 76 different countries. To take into account the huge diversity of the various projects from around the world, three additional categories were created for this year's awards: for the first time, separate KNX International Awards were presented for each of three different geographical areas - Europe, Asia, and Africa, America and Australia. In addition, in six categories, two companies were awarded first place, in recognition of the extraordinary originality of the projects entered in these categories. This year's ceremony once again broke all previous records: twice as many KNX projects were entered as just two years ago, and this time from 43 different countries.