Atamate Blog

Is MVHR appropriate for the British climate?

Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) extracts heat energy from exhaust air to pre-heat incoming outdoor air.

However, it is expensive to install and case studies found many systems are incorrectly designed and operated. In the mild British climate, there are cheaper and more efficient options.

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Is MVHR appropriate for the British climate?

Atamate join Innovate UK to get Britain safely back to work

Topic: About us

Atamate have just been awarded a grant from Innovate UK following a competition to find 'Business-led innovation in response to global disruption'.  Innovate UK received a record number of applications for the £40 million investment. From the over 8,600 projects submitted, 800 projects from innovative businesses...

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Atamate join Innovate UK to get Britain safely back to work

Air-source heat pumps vs electrical heating

Topic: heating

We often specify and control electric heaters and ASHPs in projects, and thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast what each has to offer. There are 2 main points to consider, the energy efficiency of each, and the capital cost of installation and maintenance.

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Air-source heat pumps vs electrical heating

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

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