Home & Garden

Efficiency House Plus, Berlin

Home & Garden
Efficiency House Plus, Berlin

Combining building construction with electromobility, the German government's Efficiency House Plus provides a path-breaking solution to creating an energy-efficient, carbon-neutral home without compromising on comfort and convenience. This concept uses presence detectors from STEINEL for controlling the lighting. A total of 13 STEINEL Presence Control PRO IR Quattro presence detectors control the lighting in this building. As a professional-quality device with 13 detection levels and 1,760 switching zones, it reliably responds to the smallest of movements within a space.

Project: Efficiency House Plus

Project Type: Family Home

Location: Berlin, Germany

Product Group: Presence Detectors

Products: 13 x IR Quattro COM1

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"I think the combination of innovative architecture and energyefficient technology is absolutely brilliant. That's just how I imagine what living will be like in the future."

Petra Michaely from the planning team

Innovative lighting control

The innovative presence detectors from STEINEL provide automatic and sensor-switched lighting in the Efficiency House Plus. The IR Quattro from the Control PRO presence detector range was chosen for the project. As a result of its detection qualities and high-resolution sensor system, it reliably detects even the smallest of movements with absolute precision. Light only switches on automatically in a particular area when the detector identifies it is being used by the house's occupants and light is actually needed.

Passive infrared for detecting movement

The IR Quattro uses passive infrared technology to identify when a room is being used. It perceives the heat radiated from the human body, converts this into a switching signal and turns the light on.

Detection zone matches typical room shape

The IR-Quattro's highly perceptive sensor system provides a presence detection zone of 16 sq.m. and even notices when someone is typing on a keyboard. Just like all IR-Quattro models from STEINEL, the IR Quattro has a square lens too. This provides a detection zone of typical room shape which means absolutely nothing is overlooked. Every last inch of a room is covered without leaving any blind spots. The patented mechanical adjustability of reach without any loss of quality is completely unprecedented. This means the IR Quattro can be adjusted to suit the particular situation at the point of application.

Flexiblity in building automation

In the same way as all presence detectors from the Control PRO range, the IR Quattro is available with all common interfaces too, such as KNX or DALI. So there are no problems integrating it into a centralised building control system.

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