Smart Home in Europe
In 2008, six vocational schools in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy and Hungary launched the project “Smart Home in Europe” as part of the EU education programme Comenius. The 200 participating students believe in increased networking of residential buildings. The group decided to use KNX technology because it is the most prevalent system – and the worldwide standard – for networked building automation. The group defined Promotion, Lighting, Audio and Video, Energy and Communication as the focal points of their project. So far, the Promotion and Lighting components of the project have been implemented – by presenting this group with the KNX Young Award, the jury want to further encourage their forward-looking work.