Measuring and monitoring the performance of buildings is key to understanding how well they are working, and how to make them work more efficiently in the future. Properties are expensive to build and maintain and represent a large investment. This investment needs to be looked after and protected if it is to retain its value long term.
With sensors installed throughout a building it is possible to accurately measure and monitor the environmental performance of a property. This information is them used to fine tune the running of building services to reduce energy costs and prevent damage to fabric.
Constant monitoring of the building, and the provision of alerts to named parties highlights issues before they become problems.
Correctly specifying the heating, hot water and ventilation building services is key to reducing energy expenditure in a property. Atamate control allows for more environmentally appropriate systems to be installed.
Buildings are expensive assets that require investment to remain viable. Atamate Building Performance provides data that is used to fine tune management.
Atamate Building Performance
Atamate is based on a network of sensors, each of which collects data used to monitor the environmental state of a building. The standard Atamate Sensor unit mounted on the ceiling includes a thermopile (temperature), humidity, ambient light, PIR (occupancy) and optional CO2 sensors. The thermopile measures both the ‘ambient’ temperature (at the sensors location) and a remote ‘object’ temperature (via infrared).
This data is sometimes not enough, so CO2, VOC and other security sensors can also be added into the units so that air quality (and window position) can be measured as well. External sensors measuring temperatures, light levels, rain and humidity are normally installed to enable better system control. The Atamate platform has the ability to link to almost any sensor.
Electrical, gas and both cold water and hot water consumption data. Depending on whether the information is being gathered for information only or for billing will depend on the meter used and cost. Atamate can provide MID compliant reports if required.
As data is gathered on the Atamate Platform (sensor and user info etc) all this data is stored on cloud servers and is used to provide access to data and information. This is used to ensure all systems are functioning correctly and data is analysed and charted so as to improve building performance.
The ability to add metering to a property is particularly useful for landlords with sub-tenants. It enables the remote reading and invoicing/billing of tenants from MID meters.
This should come with an API to allow the bills to be downloaded automatically to 3rd party accountancy software - to make the landlords life easier.
These are the most commonly used sensors:
Other sensors include;