Atamate

Reduce Energy Use
Atamate’s environmental controls and building automation services reduce energy requirements by 70%, contributing to lower energy bills for owners. With Atamate control, fabric does not have to be passive standard to achieve passive standard performance automation, contributing further to reduced build costs and energy use.

Reduce capital cost
The benefits of Atamate Eco Controls are not only environmental; smaller and more simple mechanical systems can be specified reducing capital expenditure by 30%. Build costs are further reduced as Atamate is very simple to install, reducing site time for electricians. The amount of energy required to heat low energy buildings is low, consequently, small sources of energy (such as the winter sun coming in through a window or several people entering a room). Therefore responsiveness is as important than heat output.

Improve comfort
Atamate’s control over mechanical and electrical services makes the building more comfortable, efficient and safer for residents. Comfort levels can be enhanced even more with additional lighting scenes, audio and other systems required. Holistic control Atamate controls all building services from ventilation, lighting, heating and cooling. The Atamate system not only automates the control of all the mechanical and electrical systems in a building but has the ability to collect and share data throughout. With this holistic/integrated structure it is easy to share information between systems normally unconnected.

Reduce overheating & provide hot water on demand
Overheating in eco homes can be a challenge as improved fabric means that there is only a small amount of heat is required to heat/overheat rooms. Atamate controls low thermal mass heaters that heat up and cool down fast to reduce overheating risk.

Manage and control complex ventilation systems
With the upgrade building fabric, there is very little air movement through the building. Consequently, a ventilation system is needed to ensure good indoor air quality (IAQ). The challenge for all ventilation systems is maintaining a good IAQ while minimising the heat losses from excessive ventilation. Atamate only ventilates the room when the IAQ is poor using a demand control ventilation (DCV) system. Humidity, temperature and CO2 levels are monitored in each room of the house. When the air quality is good there will be no need to ventilate the room, saving energy and money.

Hybrid control
Atamate uses a hybrid heating and cooling strategy. This is where natural or background heating or cooling is used where available and mechanical systems are used as a last resort. This means significantly less energy is needed to maintain a comfy building which in turn reduces the mechanical plant required and energy consumption.
Software rather than hardware is the future of low-energy buildings. Image showing the different pathways of software controlled technologies available through the Atamate platform