Cooling is a substantial cost for most commercial buildings. Atamate’s occupancy-based control ensures that energy isn’t used when it isn’t needed.
Atamate’s holistic control will switch off the air conditioning when the windows are open. In a temperate climate, this also prevents cooling and heating at the same time.
Passive cooling uses little or no energy to minimise building overheating. During the day, shading can be used to minimise solar heat gain. In cooler periods or 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.
Extract management information from air conditioning units to ensure the efficient running of each unit. Maintenance of units can be costly and Atamate provides real-time data for each unit so you’re made aware of any issues early.
Thermal gains in buildings typically come from high external air temperatures, solar gain, the input of warm air, and internal gains from people and equipment. In hot countries, active cooling (air conditioning) is needed to combat this. In a milder climate such as the UK, both active and passive cooling techniques can be used.
Atamate collects sensor information throughout the building to automate the control of any active and passive cooling system.
Data and charts are provided by Atamate to monitor air conditioners, as well as extract maintenance data from air conditioning units and provide them to facilities or building managers.
Real-time tracking of assets in your building will ensure that each unit is functioning as expected, pre-empting maintenance issues and managing resources accordingly.
Summer cooling in UK new builds is becoming more of an issue. As Atamate integrates all controls in a building, adding shading is a simple method of minimising overheating. Automating windows and vents and providing cross ventilation and passive stack ventilation also reduces summer temperatures without using air conditioning.