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Building thermography and energy performance directive of buildings
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Paper Abstract

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive came in to the force in Europe couple of years ago and it had an immediate effect on Building Codes in Europe. Finland have changed its building codes since 2007 - the insulation requirements have been tightened and the requirements have been specified. The biggest change is energy efficient calculations and determination of energy efficiency and energy label for buildings. This has caused a boom of new service providers (thermography services, air-tightness measurements and other services like new calculation tools). Thermography is used in verification in performance of buildings. In this presentation some examples of building thermography in walk-through energy audits combined with the results of energy efficiency calculations are presented - also some special problems in buildings of specific use (e.g. an art museum) and use of thermography to solve them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8354, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV, 83540K (18 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924351
Show Author Affiliations
Timo Kauppinen, VTT Technologies and Services for Buildings (Finland)
Sami Siikanen, VTT Optical Measurement Technologies (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8354:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV
Douglas Burleigh; Gregory R. Stockton, Editor(s)

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