The Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster is a cooperative initiative of dozens of companies, universities, research institutes and business support institutions that develop, deploy and bring to market innovative technologies in the field of construction. The Institute of Consulting Co. is a coordinator of this initiative. This is a business organization that since 1996 has worked to ensure the sustainable development of the Polish economy by supporting innovative enterprise activity. Among the members of the Cluster are entrepreneurs (including Krakow Technology Park) and universities (including Jagiellonian University and AGH). The Cluster also promotes ecological construction and autonomous housing.
In 2011, the Cluster began the project with the aim of developing new technology to construct an autonomous system with unique and smart controls. The primary problem, which was a cornerstone of the system, was the need to monitor the parameters of the created technology, to collect data for further analysis and to create intelligent building systems that were friendly for people with disabilities.
The outcome of the project is a secure, web-based, smart building management system that allows monitoring of the current state and automatic control of buildings using the KNX standard. The system is equipped with, among other things, an automatic conditional-control mechanism that activates the desired action sequences in specific situations. Distinguishing elements of the application are the algorithms used for speech analysis and the interface for reading voice messages, thus allowing people with disabilities to have voice control of the building.
The solution will also be installed in demonstration buildings equipped with modern appliances using KNX building automation.