ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ZUKOWO
SMALL TOWN, BIG SCHOOL.
Only about 6500 inhabitants live in Zuckau (pl. Żukowo), 20 kilometres away from Gdansk. All the more reason why the technologically leading primary school became known as one of the most modern of its kind in Poland. The building with an area of approximately 2300 square meters was equipped with a broad spectrum of building automation solutions – a pioneering decision in the field of public facilities.
The trust of the designers of INLOGIC, the project-leading company, is clearly put in the international KNX standard. Especially the saving of energy and costs are considerable advantages of the automation, but also the intuition and innovation of building control. This not only contributes to more comfort, but also to a more focused learning environment with a role model function.
Results become visible fast: the primary school joined the Polish LEMUR programme for energy-saving public buildings, which is supported by the state government. The most significant influence on energy savings lies in lighting, climate and ventilation control. It covers the entire school complex.
BUILDING AUTOMATION & EDUCATION – HAND IN HAND
With the KNX control elements, the building automatically activates and deactivates the lighting according to the class time. Additional motion detectors provide light wherever it is needed. After a certain period of inactivity, unnecessary lights are switched off even during class hours. The lighting of the outdoor area and facade is additionally controlled by an astro clock (switching according to the position of the sun).
In addition, the method of temperature control has been configured to create optimal conditions for teaching and to easily maintain a certain temperature level. Furthermore, the four main types of temperature can be set manually in the classrooms: Comfort, absence, night and
antifreeze. The modes are also automatically activated depending on the scheduled class times and weather conditions. When a window or door is opened, the heating is deactivated and the heat loss from the central heating is immediately reduced. If the system detects no presence for a longer period of time, the heating is automatically switched to standby mode – it returns to comfort mode when an entry into the room has been detected. In addition, the control of ventilation in the building has been integrated into the visualisation for remote control. In addition to the pre-defined operating mode, manual regulation can be easily applied if required. Safety was also taken into consideration, which plays a key role especially in facilities for children. In emergency situations, each control element knows what to do. Even the condition of the fire extinguishing covers in the ventilation shafts can be controlled with the help of the EIBPORT visualisation.
|KNX devices||EIBPORT, DataWarehouse 2.0|