Germany-headquartered GEZE won two awards at the German Design Award 2018 for its ActiveStop door damper product and its climate-active façade with GEZE IQ box KNX.
Charles Constantin, managing director GEZE Middle East, said: “It is with a great honor that we announce the distinctive gains achieved by GEZE with the double win of the German Design Award 2018.” The German Innovation Award recognises innovative products and solutions from all industries that stand out from current solutions due to their significantly greater benefit.
GEZE's ActiveStop door damper offers unique new door control. With GEZE ActiveStop, room doors are stopped gently, closed quietly or kept open with ease. At the same time, the draw-in damper brakes the swing door at the right time and keeps it open safely in the required position. This is also an advantage if during ventilation the door threatens to slam shut in an uncontrolled way. GEZE ActiveStop ensures doors can be kept open safely.
In building automation, a climate-active smart façade satisfies modern requirements, such as energy-efficient ventilation, a healthy indoor climate and the monitoring of window statuses. This is achieved through an intelligent combination of window drives and sensors. These can be operated intelligently via the IQ box KNX interface module, integrated into the KNX communication standard. The window drives of the GEZE IQ window drives series can be integrated into KNX building systems as direct bus participants for controlled natural ventilation. Window statuses can thus be displayed, operated and monitored centrally. Thus automated, the windows allow direct communication with other components in the KNX building system, such as KNX push buttons and KNX sensors. In this way, all windows in a building can be closed centrally at the push of a button. Through precise activation of the window drives, the module enables energy saving potential and offers additional safety. After completing a command, the window status is reported back to the KNX building system or building management system.