Improvement of energy efficiency: The use of thermography and air-tightness test in verification of thermal performance of school buildings

Timo Kauppinen, Sami Siikanen

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Abstract

The improvement of energy efficiency is the key issue after the energy performance of buildings directive came into the force in European Union countries. The city of Kuopio participate a project, in which different tools will be used, generated and tested to improve the energy efficiency of public buildings. In this project there are 2 schools, the other consuming much more heating energy than the other same type of school. In this paper the results of the thermography in normal conditions and under 50 Pa pressure drop will be presented; as well as the results of remote controlled air tightness test of the buildings. Thermography combined with air tightness test showed clearly the reasons of specific consumption differences of heating energy - also in the other hand, the measurements showed the problems in the performance of ventilation system. Thermography, air tightness test and other supporting measurements can be used together to solve energy loss problems - if these measurements will be carried out by proper way. (1 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8587-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 201128 Apr 2011

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE
Volume8013

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing,
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period26/04/1128/04/11

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Kauppinen, T., & Siikanen, S. (2011). Improvement of energy efficiency: The use of thermography and air-tightness test in verification of thermal performance of school buildings. In Proceedings of the SPIE: Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIII [801309] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 8013 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.884513