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A Survey Of The Use Of Infrared Thermography In The Department Of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program
Author(s): John R. Snell
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Paper Abstract

The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (W.A.P.) provides weatherization services to low income home owners and tenants throughout the United States to help them reduce domestic energy consumption. During the early years of the program infrared thermography played a small but vital role, primarily as a research and development tool. In the past four years, however, programs in nearly 50% of the states have invested in over 75 units of thermographic equipment and training. This second round of interest in thermography has been prompted by the dual needs of monitoring current work and improving future work through increased training. Although little hard data exists to document the return on this recent investment, this survey of weatherization programs around the country indicates that programs with strong administrative support which also invested in both appropriate equipment and on-going user training are making substantial and cost effective improvements in their programs. It appears thermography will continue to make strong and increasingly greater contributions to improving the quality of the weatherzation program in the years to come.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1094, Thermosense XI: Intl Conf on Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953379
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John R. Snell, John Snell & Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1094:
Thermosense XI: Intl Conf on Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Gregory B. McIntosh, Editor(s)

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