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Atamate shows where SAP gets smart controls wrong

Topic: ventilation, Building behaviour, smart home, UK building regulations, eco controls, Energy, Cooling

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 reforms to the UK building...

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Atamate shows where SAP gets smart controls wrong

Future Homes 3. Heat Pumps - are they the solution we’ve been looking for?

Topic: UK building regulations, heating

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...

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Future Homes 3. Heat Pumps - are they the solution we’ve been looking for?

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

What is SAP? An explanation for developers

Topic: UK building regulations

The standard assessment procedure (SAP) is used to assess the energy efficiency of a newly constructed residential building to confirm that it complies with Part L1 of the building regulations. The calculations done on the plans and then done again on the completed building to incorporate any changes that have been...

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What is SAP? An explanation for developers

The criteria of Part L2 building regulations: non-residential buildings

Topic: UK building regulations

The Building regulations 2010 Part L2 covers the energy efficiency requirements for non-residential buildings. They are divided into Part L2A which covers new build and Part L2B which covers renovations.

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The criteria of Part L2 building regulations: non-residential buildings

Introduction to Part L2 building regulations: non-residential buildings

Topic: UK building regulations

The Building regulations 2010 Part L2 covers the energy efficiency requirements for non-residential buildings. They are divided into Part L2A which covers new build and Part L2B which covers renovations.

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Introduction to Part L2 building regulations: non-residential buildings

Building regulations Part L1A and L1B: residential buildings

Topic: UK building regulations

The Building Regulations Part L set the energy efficiency standards for residential buildings. They are divided into part L1A, which covers new build, and part L1B, which covers renovations to existing buildings.

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Building regulations Part L1A and L1B: residential buildings