We believe that our solutions should blend with users’ lifestyles and their thinking: with this aim we provided the home-automation, burglar alarm and video-entry systems for a 'passive house' built in Gardigiano, near Venice, with solutions that guarantee its owners thermal comfort, without using any alternative-heating energy sources.
The two-family building, made up of two flats measuring 200 m2 over two floors, is entirely made from wood (no concrete), and was specifically designed with a view to being certified as a 'passive house'. In this house, which has no heating systems installed whatsoever, the sum of the heat from the sun coming through the windows and that generated by the household appliances compensates for the heat lost through the building envelope during the colder months.
The house, which is well insulated externally with mineral wool, is fitted with a ventilation system that ensures the air is constantly recirculated, together with a heat pump that injects hot air into the ventilation system in winter and cold air in the summer. Electricity and hot water are generated using a solar panel system.
The house, designed according to the most modern of eco-sustainable building criteria, needed a single system to manage all of its automations, from the video-entry system to the shutters, from doors and windows to the CCTV system, and from LED dimmable lighting to power-load control. The solution needed to be simple and intuitive both for the installer and the owner, who wanted to be able to access it remotely as well as in loco.