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Use Of Thermography In The Diagnostics Of Energy Use In Multifamily Dwellings.
Author(s): Kenneth J Gadsby; David T Harrje
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Paper Abstract

Rising energy costs have placed a heavy burden on multifamily complex managers in recent years. To reduce energy expenditures these managers are then faced with making difficult decisions as to which building retrofits will prove to be most cost-effective. The Building Energy Research Group at Princeton University has embarked on the development of analysis procedures that will provide these managers with a prioritized list of energy conservation opportunities (ECOs). The case studies presented here illustrate the importance of thermography in this analysis procedure, its impact on the inspection time, and the value of the information gained. The infrared scan often eliminates large areas of the thermal envelope from further inspection and aids the analyst in locating energy losses through construction that would otherwise be difficult to find. Not only does thermography guide us in the choice of ECOs but it also provides us with information that should lead to the construction of better buildings in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939141
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Kenneth J Gadsby, Princeton University (United States)
David T Harrje, Princeton University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0446:
Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Gordon J. Burrer, Editor(s)

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