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Benefits of a smart building 3: Safety and management

Topic: presets, entry, Zonal control, Management

Atamate's smart building controls use the technology of the internet of things to keep a building safe and secure and to simplify the management of multi-use buildings. Entry controls may allow an individual to access all or part of a building for a time-limited period while the settings in certain rooms may be set...

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Benefits of a smart building 3: Safety and management

How atBOS cuts capital and operational expenditure

Topic: Efficiency, Cost, Automation, Building management system, Design, Installation, Operational expenditure, Capital expenditure

Today’s market offers a wide range of building management and automation systems with overlapping functionalities. We designed the Atamate building operating system (atBOS) as a flexible platform that can be designed into any development. This article describes how that flexibility reduces capital and operational...

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How atBOS cuts capital and operational expenditure

Integrating management and automation with Atamate

Topic: Controlled services, eco controls, Management, Facilities management, Automation, BMS, Building management system

The Atamate building operating system (atBOS) is designed to integrate the functions of building management and automation.

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Integrating management and automation with Atamate

Measuring domestic net zero

Topic: UK building regulations, Efficiency, Energy, In-use performance, Building performance, Gas, Net zero, SAP

Cutting domestic carbon emissions is essential to achieving net-zero by 2050. Current policy is to renovate existing buildings to energy performance certificate (EPC) band C. However, that does not measure carbon emissions so every building could achieve band C and still leave the sector far short of net-zero. Here’s...

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Measuring domestic net zero

Case study - McCarthy Stone mechanical services strategy consultancy

Topic: ventilation, case study, Air-source heat pump, Direct electric heating, SAP, consultancy, PHPP, modelling

The client

McCarthy Stone is the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities.

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Case study - McCarthy Stone mechanical services strategy consultancy

Atamate add WELL AP to our credentials

Topic: Wellbeing, Post-occupancy evaluation, WELL

Atamate add WELL AP to our credentials

In the last couple of years it has been difficult to miss the bombardment of adverts, articles and commentary about our own and our society’s ‘wellbeing’. What has been more tricky has been trying to understand what this means for us as individuals and how improving our wellbeing...

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Atamate add WELL AP to our credentials

Atamate against overheating 2: energy-efficient mitigation

Topic: ventilation, UK building regulations, Aircon, Cooling, Automation, Part O, Overheating, Shading

The Atamate building operating system (atBOS) can control a building’s services to mitigate overheating. As required by Part O of the UK building regulations, it can prioritise passive cooling by opening windows and dynamic shading but if necessary, it can operate mechanical ventilation and cooling as efficiently as...

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Atamate against overheating 2: energy-efficient mitigation

Atamate against overheating 1: assessing the problem

Topic: Cooling, Part O, Overheating, Data, Renovation, Post-occupancy evaluation

The Atamate building operating system (atBOS) was designed around the premise that mitigating overheating should be a priority for any building project. Its sensors can collect data to quantify overheating in an existing building and inform renovations as well as for post-occupancy evaluation on a new build or...

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Atamate against overheating 1: assessing the problem

Building regulations Part O: overheating

Topic: UK building regulations, Cooling, Part O, Overheating

The newly drafted Part O of the UK building regulations, mandating measures to mitigate domestic overheating, will come into force in June 2022. Some homes can comply through limiting window area and ensuring windows can be opened but some will need to undertake dynamic thermal modelling using the TM59 methodology.

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Building regulations Part O: overheating

Solid fuel burners 2: design and installation

Topic: heating, Biomass, Wood burner, Solid fuel

The problems of overheating and air pollution are inherent to any solid fuel burner, but they can be mitigated. A well-designed installation can achieve the pleasant ambience that makes a solid fuel burner desirable while minimising the drawbacks and meeting the regulatory requirements.

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Solid fuel burners 2: design and installation

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