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New Low-Cost Residential Energy Audit Technique
Author(s): D. W. J. Hamoen
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Paper Abstract

A method is presented, using new infrared heat flow meters, to measure the heat flows and R-values in homes. Such defects as wet or missing insulation, air infiltration effects, and thermal bridges are readily evaluated. A new reference standard method simplifies the heat flow measurement. The procedure can be used by modestly skilled auditors to advise the homeowner regarding retrofit of new insulation, or repairs to the existing envelope. The procedure is sufficiently direct, that it is believed to be the lowest cost of all measurement-based energy audits. It is competitive with non-measurement survey methods which produce much less information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0313, Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes, (12 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932877
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D. W. J. Hamoen, Thermal Energy Devices (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0313:
Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes
Richard A. Grot; James T. Wood, Editor(s)

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