Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) extracts heat energy from exhaust air to pre-heat incoming outdoor air.
However, it is expensive to install and case studies found many systems are incorrectly designed and operated. In the mild British climate, there are cheaper and more efficient options.Read More
We often specify and control electric heaters and ASHPs in projects, and thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast what each has to offer. There are 2 main points to consider, the energy efficiency of each, and the capital cost of installation and maintenance.Read More
The government's Future Homes consultation presents air-source heat pumps as a mass-market high-efficiency heating solution. However, field trial evidence shows that in well-insulated buildings, occupancy-controlled electrical heaters are more efficient. Heat pumps may have a role in existing homes but have not...Read More
The UK government has published a consultation document for its Future Homes policy, which is intended to update the building regulations covering energy efficiency (Part L) and ventilation (Part F) by 2025. Atamate welcomes the aim to cut the energy needs of British housing stock and particularly the preferred...Read More
The UK government is consulting on proposed updates to the UK building regulations on energy efficiency (Part L) and ventilation (Part F). Atamate welcomes more stringent standards that will cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. However, we’re concerned that the solutions proposed only consider a few of...Read More
Mobile phones, WiFi and Bluetooth produce a low-level microwave background in most buildings. Since mobile phones became widespread, there have been concerns that they might cause health problems, with particular emphasis on cancer. Two decades of research has found no evidence that low power microwaves have any...Read More
Atamate uses the Bluetooth Mesh wireless protocol to make a building smart, which introduces a constant microwave background.While extensive research has revealed no ill effects from the powerful microwave signals produced by mobile phones, we recognise that you might have experienced doubts about the safety of...Read More
Atamate has chosen Bluetooth Mesh as its wireless protocol for our next generation of products. Bluetooth Mesh connects the sensors and services that make a building smart into an internet of things, communicating on a frequency that is free in all countries. The mesh allows every Bluetooth node to relay messages...Read More
The introduction of Bluetooth in new and existing homes is on the rise. In fact, ABI Research believes there’ll be 1.15bn annual shipments of Bluetooth smart home devices by 2023.
This post is part of our series on making a building smart with Bluetooth technology:Read More
Atamate exceeds Passivhaus standards for a lower cost.
A real-world study of rental properties tested how much Atamate controls improve heating efficiency. Occupancy-based heating with demand control ventilation (DCV) cut heating energy demand by an average of 34% below standard assessment procedure (SAP)...Read More