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Future Homes 2: The Role of Smart Building Controls

Topic: ventilation, VOC, smart home, UK building regulations, eco controls

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...

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Future Homes 2: The Role of Smart Building Controls

Future Homes 1: Atamate Calls For an Outcome-based Approach

Topic: UK building regulations

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...

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Future Homes 1: Atamate Calls For an Outcome-based Approach

Bluetooth 4: Why Electromagnetic Microwaves Don’t Cause Cancer

Topic: bluetooth

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...

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Bluetooth 4: Why Electromagnetic Microwaves Don’t Cause Cancer

Bluetooth 3: Why Bluetooth Microwaves Are No Threat to Your Health

Topic: bluetooth

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...

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Bluetooth 3: Why Bluetooth Microwaves Are No Threat to Your Health

Bluetooth 2: Bluetooth Mesh Connects Atamate's Internet of Things

Topic: bluetooth

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...

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Bluetooth 2: Bluetooth Mesh Connects Atamate's Internet of Things

Bluetooth 1: How Bluetooth Can Turn a House into a Smart Home

Topic: smart home, bluetooth

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:

Bluetooth 2: Bluetooth Mesh Connects Atamate's...

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Bluetooth 1: How Bluetooth Can Turn a House into a Smart Home

Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

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)...

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Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Britain faces the dual crises of a serious housing shortage and a construction industry that's losing skilled workers faster than it recruits them. Offsite construction techniques might enable a smaller workforce to build houses faster, but only if the government takes a lead in transforming the industry to adopt...

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Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

While offsite construction offers many advantages to a developer, its use in Britain is mostly confined to large-scale developments. Here we discuss the constraints to its wider adoption, including poor understanding of the advantages among people who commission developments, an overly restrictive planning system...

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Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency

The British construction industry has been slow to adopt offsite techniques in spite of the savings in time and money they offer to developers when compared to traditional onsite techniques. Also, offsite techniques tend to cause less environmental damage and local disruption. Here we discuss their financial and...

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Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency