Infrared panels heat surfaces directly, making them more efficient at preventing condensation than convection systems that transfer heat energy through the air. However, electricity remains far more expensive than gas and there are no real-world performance and efficiency studies.
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Sensor data inform cost-effective approaches to damp and mould problems. They may be as simply as changing occupants’ behaviour, or they may require renovations to fabric and services. A sensor network enables renovations to be planned for maximum cost efficiency and forms the basis for ongoing monitoring and service automation.
The problem of damp and mould in the social rented sector can only be solved when landlords have good data on the problem. Sensor networks can provide data that will not only identify rooms at risk of damp but a host of other current and potential problems as well.
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 completed renovation.