Atamate Building Intelligence - Blog | Cooling
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
Atamate shows where SAP gets smart controls wrong.
Our Senior Data Scientist, Dr Kat Kelly recently showed that rented flats using variable ventilation and direct electrical heating under Atamate smart control delivered better energy efficiency than predicted for heat pump-based systems. We argue that the data shows that automation has been under-valued in planned...Read More
The TM40 guide to wellbeing: a summary.
In March 2020, the Chartered Institute for Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) published an update to their TM40 guidelines titled Health and Wellbeing in Building Services. It discusses principles that place wellbeing at the centre of building design and management.Read More