"Wolke 14" Sonneberg
The Germany award went to a company from the city of Erfurt. Gebäudesystemtechnik Schumann implemented a KNX system in the innovative multifunctional building “Wolke 14” (“Cloud 14”) in Sonneberg, because sustainability, energy efficiency and flexibility were important criteria for the developers, even though the purposes for which the building would be used were not yet known. The solution, which incorporates all trades, can be operated simply by diverse users. The system records the power, heat and water consumption of the building’s various owners and functional areas, in order to create statements of consumption for precise periods of time. In this building, presence detectors switch the lights on and off during the day, and at night they set an alarm off if an intruder is detected.