Warm air leakage occurring in our homes represents both wasted heat and additional heating expenditures. In a high density urban landscapes this problem can significantly affect numerous factors including socio-economic and environmental.
ThermCERT is an energy auditing tool which measures thermal efficiency of buildings on a medium to large urban scale. It empowers owners of properties with easily accessible information to identify those worst performing structures which can benefit most from retro-fitting with insulation etc. thus starting to tackle this wastage problem with the worst offenders.
ThermCERT addresses the need for a Europe-wide impartial and easily accessible reporting tool to plan the energy efficiency improvements in our buildings. Thermal infra-red satellite imaging, merged with available ground-based data, in an accessible dashboard allows for the classification of buildings and permits identification, monitoring and intervention in cases of high thermal wastage - thus attacking the worst offenders first.
Reducing thermal waste
ThermCERT provides a suite of tools for targeting/measuring/reporting on/verifying/communicating and promoting thermal efficiency investments in buildings. With this kind of situational awareness reductions in thermal waste, particularly over large areas or in large buildings, can be achieved effectively and vitally this can lead to a reduction in wasted energy and carbon emissions thus allowing a long term economic and environmental benefit.