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26-27 OCTOBER 2011

Building Controls

SOUTH Facing the challenges through education

The two day seminar programme at Building Controls South will focus on building controls in new-build and retro-fit applications and will concentrate on the challenges which the installation of a building control system can bring in each of these applications as well as the benefits which can be realised.

towards the installation of lighting controls in schools and the advantages of a control system within the education establishment from classrooms, lecture theatres, sports halls, circulation areas. It will focus on absence detection and daylight contribution and will cover the installation in a new build scenario as well as the retrofit of lighting controls which is an increasing challenge when working with the existing fabric of a building.


Some of the topics which Sophie will focus on include the cost savings to the end user and the local authority as well as the energy savings which can be achieved in terms of carbon tonnes – a subject which is becoming increasingly important to meet the requirements of the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

In addition the seminar will show the

advantages to the teacher who will benefit from automatic and amenable levels of lighting for the numerous different tasks which they carry out on a day to day basis; and the benefits to the facilities manager of the easy servicing and adjustment of the system.

Integrated efficiency

Another highlight for day one of the seminar programme will come from David Moore, Maintenance Manager for the Eden Project. Work started on the Eden Project in 1998

to transform a 160 year old disused clay pit into what is now a world famous visitor attraction at Bodelva in Cornwall. At the time it was built to a very tight budget and although this meant that it opened on time and to budget, ten years down the line there were a number of legacy issues which needed to be ironed out. One of these issues was with the control system, and over the last two years a full review was carried out to evaluate the operational reliability and efficiency. The results proved to be quite an eye opener as

n day one, Sophie Parry, Project Engineer for Ex-Or will present a seminar which is tailored


no less than 49 separate control systems were operating across the site which was proving difficult to manage and wasn’t giving them the operational efficiencies and cost savings that they needed to achieve. David will talk about the installation of a

brand new, site-wide BMS from Priva which has brought the Eden Project to the forefront of the world of control systems and has allowed them to be one of the first people to fully integrate both horticultural and building control systems to guarantee maximum efficiencies across the site. This system means that they will continue to represent the very best in both engineering and horticulture ensuring that the Eden Project will continue to be one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions for many years to come.

An interoperable standard

Day two of the seminar programme will see John Corbett of EnOcean UK presenting a seminar entitled

‘EnOcean - an interoperable standard for building control’.

scarcer energy and its rising cost, it's a dream worth pursuing and one that is fast becoming a reality, particularly in the building automation and industrial sectors. John will discuss the most promising option for batteryless, wireless control which is energy harvesting – a technology that EnOcean has pioneered for the last decade. As the name implies, energy is harvested from surroundings – for example, from motion, light or temperature differences. It makes electronic control systems independent of an external power supply and even humans can serve as a source of energy, generated by applying pressure on a button or heat given off by the body. Over the years, this technology has been

developed and refined to enable a broad range of everyday applications that were virtually unimaginable just a few years ago – for example, control of lighting, heating, ventilation or air-conditioning in residential, office and public buildings. In scenarios where traditional cabled systems would be

This presentation will introduce the EnOcean standard for building control and how it is driving the real-world benefits of energy harvesting wireless technology to the market.

Driving costs down

On both days of Building Controls South, Carlton Reed will be presenting the KNX CPD seminar.

The KNX UK Association represents

manufacturers, systems integrators, distributors as well as training providers for KNX intelligent building technology.


Gordon, President of KNX UK comments: “The acceptance of our KNX CPD courses by CIBSE clearly highlights KNX as a vital building services discipline. The opportunity for engineers to further their knowledge of KNX as part of their Continuous Professional Development will give the technologies and protocol behind KNX a wider professional audience. It will also help KNX to achieve wider and quicker acceptance by our most critical target audience - building services professionals.” The KNX CPD is a fully comprehensive presentation that covers all aspects of KNX technology. It also explains the organisation and aims of the KNX UK Association before discussing KNX on a global basis. The seminar will then go on to discuss the history and meaning of the KNX Worldwide Standard for home and building control. The significance of KNX certified products

in terms of compatibility and inter-operability is highlighted in the seminar together with information on the vast range of products available from manufacturers throughout the world. The key benefits of using KNX technology are discussed including emphasis on its energy saving and green credentials in both commercial and residential applications.

The CPD concludes with a discussion of potential KNX applications and case study examples of installations from Europe and beyond.

Any smart investor knows that there's no such thing as a free lunch. So powering and electronic control, communications and monitoring without the need for batteries or a power supply is a pipe-dream, right? With today's world depending critically on ever-


far too complex and uneconomical, energy harvesting wireless technology offers unprecedented freedom to place controls wherever they will achieve optimal efficiency, and with minimal invasiveness to the structure.

KNX UK will issue attendance certificates to course delegates with the endorsement that attendance can contribute towards their CIBSE CPD requirement. To book your place on any of the seminars go to


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