Building thermography and energy performance directive of buildings

Timo Kauppinen, Sami Siikanen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPIE 8354
    Subtitle of host publicationThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV
    EditorsDouglas Burleigh
    Place of PublicationWashington
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9032-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV - Baltimore, United States
    Duration: 24 Apr 2012 → …

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Period24/04/12 → …


    • buildings
    • thermography
    • energy efficiency


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