Hager’s Tebis system has been installed in part of the overall refurbishment of the BRE Innovation Park’s, Victorian Terrace demonstration building.
The building showcases energy saving products and services for building refurbishment, and acts as a test bed for current and emerging energy efficient products. The Tebis system is being used to control the lighting in the building presentation room through switching, dimming and scene setting.
This installation demonstrates the benefits of using technology based on the KNX home and building control standard. The Tebis system has been designed for easy installation and integration with other KNX devices and offers flexible control and easy reconfiguration for future upgrading.
The Tebis control system can integrate a range of electrical devices within the home and allows the home and building owner to control the devices via intelligent switches and remote controls as part of an integrated control system.
Graham Webb, a senior consultant and KNX course tutor from BRE said: “Much of the housing stock in the UK is over 50 years old, and many have similar energy band ratings as the Victorian Terrace’s original band. To become more energy efficient a lot of these homes will have to undergo focused refurbishment and part of the refurbishment could include improved building controls and other smart home technologies.”
The Tebis system in the Victorian Terrace and the other technologies in the Innovation Park demonstration building provide practical examples of current and emerging technologies.