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Energy assessment of building envelopes through NDT methods
Author(s): Italo Meroni; Valter Esposti
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Paper Abstract

Through an experimental research work, the authors succeeded in defining a methodology for the in-situ determination of the thermal losses of building envelopes, using IR techniques combined with thermo-fluximetric and monitoring techniques. The problem of thermal losses determination in existing external envelopes is extremely important in all those countries where the aging of the existing buildings makes it necessary to work on the improvement of the environmental control and the thermal insulation. The paper presents the results of the research works that have been carried out. Special consideration is given to the problems concerning the non-steady state thermal conditions of the building and to the quantification of the thermal losses value. The paper also describes the methodology that has been set up, discussing on its possible large-scale applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3056, Thermosense XIX: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271655
Show Author Affiliations
Italo Meroni, ICITE/CNR (Italy)
Valter Esposti, ICITE/CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3056:
Thermosense XIX: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications
Richard Norman Wurzbach; Douglas D. Burleigh, Editor(s)

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