#CIBSEsymposium 2019 content focus: In-use study of using Atamate building controls to improve heating efficiency
By Kat Kelly, Senior Data Scientist at Atamate
Modern building regulations emphasise the efficiency of building services, both to keep costs to a minimum and to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We conducted a real world study on the effect of Atamate building controls on energy efficiency.
The insulation and airtightness of modern building fabric has substantially cut heating energy requirements, allowing gas-powered central heating systems to be replaced with low-energy, fast-response electrical systems. In spite of the technological improvements, a 'performance gap' is often been reported between the energy efficiency predicted by the SAP model and the efficiency it achieves in the real world.