Passive cooling uses little or no energy to minimise building overheating. During the day shading can be used to minimise solar heat gains. At night, cross ventilation or passive stack techniques can be created by opening windows or vents to naturally cool the building. All these processes are automated and controlled by Atamate.
Air-conditioning is a substantial part of the running costs of most commercial buildings, so Atamate controls can maximise efficiency. Occupancy-based control ensures that energy is not used when it is not needed, and integration ensures that different systems don’t work in opposition to each other such as by switching off the air conditioning when the windows are open.
A combination of passive and active cooling can be the best way to regulate internal temperature when heat gains vary widely during the day. Atamate controls combine the use of different systems to keep the building comfortable with minimal energy expenditure.
Atamate controls not only maintain a comfortable temperature in a building, but can produce reports on the internal temperature and the energy used to keep it comfortable, which facilitates building management and demonstrates regulatory compliance.