Australia’s first KNX building automation and control certified training facility
RMIT University has launched a new building automation and control training facility to enable students and industry practitioners to gain expertise in the KNX automation system.
RMIT University has launched a new building automation and control training facility to enable all electrical engineering undergraduate, apprenticeship students and industry practitioners (including facilities managers) to gain expertise in the KNX automation system. The new facility, for which ABB Australia provided the KNX equipment and educator training, is the first KNX certified training facility in Australia, with sign-off from the International KNX Association in Brussels.
Ganesh Sen, business development director for Eco Refurbishment, states that the adoption of KNX, the worldwide standard in home and building automation, will reduce waste and increase system efficiencies without the need for duplicating systems unnecessarily. “In the KNX world, the building blocks of an application are readily available to be applied to a problem and create a complete packaged solution,” he states. “By automating building systems, energy use can be minimised by only using services as they are required. As an example, a KNX controlled system can intelligently control lights, blinds and air-conditioning to manage light levels and ambient temperature in a way that reduces energy requirements.”