Subscribe to our weekly newsletters
Subscribe to newsletter

 

Editor's Note: Hager provide:-

Electrical DistributionElectrical Distribution
Electrical ManufacturersElectrical Manufacturers
Power DistributionPower Distribution
Distribution BoardsDistribution Boards
Flush Consumer UnitFlush Consumer Unit
Protection DevicesProtection Devices
Modular DevicesModular Devices
AutomationAutomation
Connection SystemsConnection Systems
Energy Saving Lighting SystemsEnergy Saving Lighting Systems
 

Request Information

Home
Include Article
Advertise
 

 

 
 

Links
Request Information
Terms of use
Contact

 

Request Facilities / Interiors product information

Request Architectural product information External

Request Architectural product information Internal

Request Mechanical HVAC product information

Request Electrical product information

 

HAGER Intelligent Room Control - Tebis TX

From the humble wall switch to intelligent room controllers, wiring accessories are the main link to intelligent building control that can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, argues Paul Collins product manager for Hager.

The light switch has always provided some form of local control within a room, whether simple switching or dimming. Thermostatic radiator valves or local thermostats can provide local heating control.

Now with the use of intelligent building technology, wiring accessories provide the link to far more sophisticated control on a local room basis. Used as part of a bus based system they become part of an overall control strategy.

Crucially in this era of energy performance certificates, such solutions also help reduce the carbon footprint of a building.

And the wiring accessory is evolving from simple switch to a multifunctional room controller that controls lighting, heating and other local services all in one unit.

A simple wall switch or grid system can provide such control. Remembering what each rocker does may prove inconvenient, however, so a new breed of accessories with a digital interface have evolved. These clearly indicate whether the user is changing the lighting, heating or other service.

Such programmed local room controllers provide a manual override for the user as part of an overall intelligent building solution.

One common example is to use such a controller by the front door. A ‘leaving the home’ programme or scenario means that all of lighting in the house can be turned off; apart from say the hall light, and the heating down to a standby level. The same controller may then turn the heating back up in a “welcome home” programme. Other rooms in the house may have local timed control for maximum efficiency, with the room controller providing the user with an interface and an override switch.

Introducing such control in today’s era of energy performance certificates makes a lot of sense.

One contractor James Duggie from Inverness has used our Tebis bus based system to both provide such control and also to simplify the installation and control of a ‘green’ heating system that uses two sources of renewable energy for a home in Lossiemouth.

Water is heated for the underfloor system using a combination of solar panels and a ground source heat compressor that extracts energy from the ground via two 100 meter bore holes. A Tebis module switches the compressor on and off in response to the temperature of the water in the holding tank.

Each room in the house has an individual controller, which combines a thermostat with switching. These wiring accessories connect to a Horstmann four channel heating controller, which controls the heating, towel rails, hot water and the temperature of the water in the central pump.

Depending on the demand, the bus system switches the valves for the underfloor heating to different rooms. This demand might be in response to timers or alternatively by the homeowner using the room controller switches. The Tebis system also controls the lighting.

As a complete control system the bus system offers the user both functional benefits and a means of managing their energy consumption. The wiring accessory remains the user’s interface or override control for the building’s services.

In this age of energy efficiency the wiring accessory is the crucial link that enables the user to control services. Indeed as intelligent building technology becomes more common it has grown in importance. Some people like the idea of a digital interface. For those that don’t like this option, a normal multi gang switch or a grid system can still be used.

Email: sales@hager.co.uk


Hager Electrical Distribution Electrical Manufacturers Power Distribution News 100809

EATON Busbars Electrical Accessories HV Transmission Distribution News 100809

Spirax Sarco Steam generators Traps Valve actuators Trapping News 100809

Powerminster Gleeson Services Renovation Refurbishment Construction Services Specialists News 100809

J S WRIGHT Building services provider News 100809

DLG Architects Architecture, planning and development News 100809

WindowMaster Natural ventilation Window automation Facade technology News 100809

Baldwin Boxall Voice Alarm Disabled Refuge Emergency Voice News 100809

Heckmondwike FB Carpet suppliers Fibre bonded carpets High News 100809

Rytons Ventilation systems building products News 100809

British Gypsum Plasterboards Plasters Drylining News 100809

Roman Wet room drainage Wet floor shower News 100809

Timoleon Underfloor heating products News 100809

SAV System Monitored distribution of heating News 100809

HIPPOWASTE™ Waste Management Waste Recycling News 100809

Armour Home Distributors of hifi Home cinema News 100809

TilePlans esd floor anti static floor antistatic News 110809

Rixonway Kitchens UK kitchen manufacturer News 110809

CMS Acoustics Acoustic Ventilation Acoustic Insulation News 110809

ITT Water & Wastewater Sewage treatment Flyght pumps Dewatering solutions News 110809

Static Systems Group Bedhead services Advanced communication systems News 110809

Beaumont Industrial Boilers Hot Water Heating Boilers News 110809

Amalgamated Lifts Lifts and Elevators UK Maintenance News 110809

Solaesthetic Renewable energy devices News 110809

Anabas Facilities management Building maintenance News 110809

Weyerhaeuser Forest products Interior furniture Panelling Door News 110809

Light Projects Interior Lighting Exterior Lighting Led Fittings News 110809

Powerminster Gleeson Services Renovation Refurbishment Construction Services Specialists News 110809

Silverdell Plc Asbestos Removal Contractors News 110809

HygroMatik Commercial air humidifier systems Steam humidifiers News 110809

Jones of Oswestry Steel lintles Superlintels Galvanised coating Construction News 110809

Carlo Gavazzi Inductive sensors Capacitive sensors Photoelectric sensors News 110809

CABE Sustainable community development Sustainable construction technology News 110809

Marley Plumbing and Drainage Rainwater harvesting Sustainable drainage Underground drainage News 110809

CODELOCKS Keyless door locks Push button electronic News 110809

International Timber Timber solutions Hardwoods Softwoods Clear softwoods News 110809

SETRA SYSTEMS Pressure measurement devices News 110809

Flowcrete Screeds Renders Floor Screeds Floor Resins News 120809

ANCON BUILDING PROCUCTS Masonry Support Systems Wall Ties Channel News 120809

Weatherite Building Services Air Handling Units Air Movement Fans 120809

Weatherite Building Services Air Handling Units Air Movement Fans News 120809

Rockwool Stone wool insulation solutions News 120809

Pilkington's Tiles Ceramic wall tiles Natural stone tiles News 120809

Knauf Insulation Plasterboards Plasters Aquapanel Tile Backer Partitions News 120809

JS Air Curtains Air Curtains News 120809

SCHÜCO Curtain Walling Metal Cladding Facades Glass News 120809

Micron Communications Micron Talk Micron Maintenance Hotel Phones News 120809

Zorlu Gayrimenkul Architecture Company News 120809

Collingwood Lighting Lighting for the home Retail and commercial News 120809

Cembrit Natural and fibre cement slates News 120809

Waterloo Air Products Air distribution systems News 120809

ConstructionSkills Sector Skills Council for construction industry News 120809

Crane Fluid Systems Valves Pipe fittings Flow indicators Manifold News 120809

Lafarge Cement Acoustic plasterboard Decorative drywall News 120809

Playgarden Design and Resources Ltd Play design and resources News 120809

HVMS High voltage applications Power distribution systems News 130809

Hitachi Air Conditioning and Refrigeration News 130809

ARDEX Screeds Renders Ceramic Adhesives Grouts Floor News 130809

Kalzip Standing seam systems Solar solutions Metal News 130809

Bituchem Bitumens Asphalt Emulsions Macadams Surface dressings News 130809

British Safety Council Health and Safety Site Safety News 130809

ICOPAL Roofs Finishes Roofing Materials Roofing Membranes News 130809

Eurocell Natural Ventilation Window Automation Facade Technology News 130809

i-plas Sustainable building materials Recycled building materials News 130809

Osmo UK Wooden products and finishes specialist News 130809

InSinkErator Manufacturer of food waste disposers News 130809

TOSHIBA Air conditioning systems News 140809

Leaderflush Shapland Doors External Doors Internal Timber Doors News 140809

Megaman Energy saving lamps Energy saving luminaires News 140809

GROHE Premium bath fittings Premium showers Kitchen News 140809

Morgan Professional Services Architecture Master Planning Interior Design Design News 140809

CMS Acoustic Solutions Acoustic Ventilation Acoustic Insulation Sound Proofing News 140809

BBA British Board of Agrément News 140809

ISG Construction Services Specialists Special Work News 140809

ISG Jackson Construction Services Specialists New Builds Refurbishments News 140809

Marshalls Commercial landscapes Block paving Garden design Landscaping Stone News 140809

Sika Architectural cladding Rainscreen cladding Ceramic cladding News 140809

SETRA Pressure measurement devices News 140809

Armitage Shanks Washroom Equipment Services Interior fittings cubicles News 140809

Delmatic Lighting management News 140809

Komfort Workspace Partitioning Products News 140809

Kingfisher External Lighting External Flood Lighting External Flood Lighting Amenity Lighting 140809

SALTO Access control Security Features News 140809

NEF New Engineering Foundation News 140809

SAS International Architectural Steelwork Ceiling Systems ceiling panels tiles News 140809

OSRAM Automotive Lighting Headlights Xenon lamps Energy News 140809

Timberplay Playground equipment Outdoor play equipment Timber News 140809

EMCOR Group (UK) Engineering services Facilities management News 140809

Total Glass Trade Windows and Doors Commercial Windows News 140809

JC Wilkins Acoustic solutions Sound proofing Acoustic insulation News 170809

INTERBUILD Building Shows Construction Exhibitions News 170809

John Brash Timber importer Anti slip timber decking News 170809

Mactaggart & Mickel New home builders News 170809

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Safety Doors Bomb Blast Resistant Doors News 180809

Space Air Air Conditioning Systems Chilled Beams Splits News 180809

DORMA Door Entrance Systems Doors External Doors News 190809

Dimplex Heating underfloor air curtains casing panels News 190809

S & P COIL PRODUCTS LIMITED Doors Heaters Air Curtains Air Curtains News 190809

Hanson Formpave Block paving SUDS Sustainable urban drainage News 190809

JC Wilkins Acoustic solutions Sound proofing Acoustic insulation News 190809

ISG Jackson Construction Services Specialists New Builds News 190809

SAS International Architectural Steelwork Ceiling Systems ceiling panels News 190809

Purcell Miller Tritton Architects Architecture Buildings Designers Historic Building News 190809

Legrand Electrical fittings Wiring devices Cable management News 19089

Purcell Miller Tritton Architects Architecture Buildings Designers Historic Building News 190809

3M Branding Graphics solutions Commercial applications Interactive News 190809

JOHNSON & STARLEY Condensing Boilers Hot Water Heating Boilers News 190809

RIDI Lighting Low Energy Lighting LED Lighting Commercial News 190809

Rydon Construction Construction Development Maintenance Asset investment News 190809

TBS Fabrications Washrooms WC Shower Cubicles Ducting Vanities News 190809

Flowcrete Screeds Renders Floor Screeds Floor Resins News 200809

Honeywell Valves Pipework Systems Motorised Valves Programmable News 200809

Dulux Trade Paint Decorative paint Performance coatings Decorator News 200809

ARDEX UK Screeds Renders Ceramic Adhesives Grouts Floor News 200809

Mitsubishi Electric Air Curtains Split Systems 200809

Powerminster Gleeson Services Renovation Refurbishment Construction Services Specialists News 200809

Phoenix Blinds Blind Retail & Installation News 200809

APHC Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors News 200809

BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL Health and Safety News 200809

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project Real Estate Financial Services News 200809

EUROCELL Natural Ventilation Window Automation Facade Technology News 200809

Kingfisher Lighting External Lighting External Flood Lighting External News 210809

JS AIR CURTAINS Air Curtains News 210809

Heradesign Ceiling systems metal ceilings suspended Ceilings News 210809

James & Taylor Contemporary façades Performance louvres Solar shading News 210809

John Brash Timber importer Anti-slip timber News 210809

ISG Jackson Construction Services Specialists New Builds Refurbishments News 210809

Luxo Architectural Feature Lighting Commercial Office Lighting News 210809

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149
Hill Farm, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME 17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333 email
copyright all rights reserved

News Categories : Electrical Distribution
Electrical Manufacturers
Power Distribution
Distribution Boards
Flush Consumer Unit
Protection Devices
Modular Devices
Automation
Connection Systems
Energy Saving Lighting Systems