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Case study - McCarthy Stone mechanical services strategy consultancy

Topic: ventilation, case study, Air-source heat pump, Direct electric heating, SAP, consultancy, PHPP, modelling

The client

McCarthy Stone is the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities.

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Case study - McCarthy Stone mechanical services strategy consultancy

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...

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Atamate against overheating 2: energy-efficient mitigation

Case study - small housing development

Topic: ventilation, case study, Efficiency, Air-source heat pump, Domestic hot water, Direct electric heating

The client

A developer building new homes for social housing and for private sale.

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Case study - small housing development

The top 5 reasons for facilities managers to consider air quality.

Topic: ventilation, Management, Wellbeing, Indoor environment, Facilities management

Air quality is impacted by carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides and humidity. Good air quality management has many benefits:

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The top 5 reasons for facilities managers to consider air quality.

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 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.

Eco residential homes: are all modern homes low energy buildings ?

Topic: ventilation, heating, eco controls

They should be!  It is the 21st Century after all.  With all the talk about the environment and sustainability and meeting targets to save the Earth, building homes that are conducive to reducing our carbon footprint is the very least we can do.  Not to mention saving those vital pennies.

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Eco residential homes: are all modern homes low energy buildings ?

Want to stop condensation on your windows? Here's how.

Topic: ventilation

Condensation is not only an annoying form of damp, but it can also actually harm your property. Rotting wood, mould, damaged plaster, peeling wallpaper and even health issues could occur as a result of untreated condensation.

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Want to stop condensation on your windows? Here's how.

Volative organic compound (VOC) detectors: keep your building healthy.

Topic: ventilation, VOC, Controlled services

One of the things we have noticed is the increased interest in healthy buildings. In particular, a recent change in building is the increasing use of airtight construction which can have an effect on occupiers health.

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Volative organic compound (VOC) detectors: keep your building healthy.

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