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Improvement of energy efficiency: the use of thermography and air-tightness test in verification of thermal performance of school buildings
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Paper Abstract

The improvement of energy efficiency is the key issue after the energy performance of buildings directive came into the force in European Union countries. The city of Kuopio participate a project, in which different tools will be used, generated and tested to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings. In this project there are 2 schools, the other consuming much more heating energy than the other same type of school. In this paper the results of the thermography in normal conditions and under 50 Pa pressure drop will be presented; as well as the results of remote controlled air tightness test of the buildings. Thermography combined with air tightness test showed clearly the reasons of specific consumption differences of heating energy - also in the other hand, the measurements showed the problems in the performance of ventilation system. Thermography, air tightness test and other supporting measurements can be used together to solve energy loss problems - if these measurements will be carried out by proper way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8013, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII, 801309 (10 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884513
Show Author Affiliations
Timo Kauppinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Sami Siikanen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8013:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII
Morteza Safai; Jeff R. Brown, Editor(s)

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