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Keeping schools heated this winter

Topic: ventilation, heating, Efficiency, Energy, Zonal control, Gas, School, Temperature, Thermal comfort, Classroom, Air quality, IAQ, Carbon dioxide

The Atamate Schools project is intended to meet the following objectives for schools:

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Keeping schools heated this winter

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

Solid fuel burners 1: pollution, overheating and regulation

Topic: UK building regulations, heating, Regulation, Biomass, Wood burner, Stove, Solid fuel

Are solid fuel burners appropriate in a modern new build home? Can they be incorporated into an eco home without ruining it's green credentials? 

Burning solid fuels like wood or briquettes is an attractive option for a living room but tends to generate particulate air pollution and over-produce heat. Here we discuss...

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Solid fuel burners 1: pollution, overheating and regulation

Electrification of Heat project 1: opportunities and limitations

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Air-source heat pump, Electricity, Heat pump, Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, ground source heat pump

Heat pumps are a possible way to close the gap between low-cost, high-carbon gas power and high-cost, low-carbon electricity in heating the British domestic sector. Energy Systems Catapult’s recent project tested the feasibility of installing them across the many home types and ages that comprise the British housing...

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Electrification of Heat project 1: opportunities and limitations

Electrification of Heat project 2: the Atamate view

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Air-source heat pump, Electricity, Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project, ground source heat pump

Energy Systems Catapult has declared its Electrification of Heat (EoH) project successful in installing heat pumps in all types and ages of British homes. However, their published reports suggest that installation may not be possible in many older, low-income homes where the high cost of electricity will be most felt.

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Electrification of Heat project 2: the Atamate view

Apartment innovations 4: the direct electric option

Topic: heating, eco controls, Efficiency, Domestic hot water, atBOS, Direct electric heating, Automation

There are many innovations transforming building services driven mainly by the huge challenge of achieving Net Zero targets. In a series of articles, we look at these innovations specifically where they are appropriate for apartment blocks.

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Apartment innovations 4: the direct electric option

Apartment innovations 3: hydrogen in the gas main

Topic: heating, Infrastructure, Natural gas, Domestic hot water, Hydrogen

There are many innovations transforming building services driven mainly by the huge challenge of achieving Net Zero targets. In a series of articles, we look at these innovations specifically where they are appropriate for apartment blocks.

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Apartment innovations 3: hydrogen in the gas main

Apartment innovations 2: heat pumps powering heat networks

Topic: heating, District heating, heat network, Air-source heat pump, Net zero, Heat pump, Waste heat

There are many innovations transforming building services driven mainly by the huge challenge of achieving Net Zero targets. In a series of articles, we look at these innovations specifically where they are appropriate for apartment blocks.

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Apartment innovations 2: heat pumps powering heat networks

Heat pumps take on direct electric heating in London

Topic: heating, Efficiency, Energy, Air-source heat pump, Domestic hot water, ASHP, Direct electric

Air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) are widely promoted as a source of low-cost, low-carbon space and water heating. However, a model of ASHP-powered heating in London shows that they compare unfavourably to heating derived directly from mains electricity, especially when compared to real-world data from flats using direct...

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Heat pumps take on direct electric heating in London

Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks

Topic: heating, District heating, heat network, Net zero, Domestic hot water, Low temperature heat network, Fifth generation, 5th generation, Regulation

There are many innovations transforming building services driven mainly by the huge challenge of achieving Net Zero targets. In a series of articles, we look at these innovations specifically where they are appropriate for apartment blocks.

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Apartment innovations 1: fifth generation heat networks
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