Thermography for Buildings


The building sector offers the largest single potential for improving energy efficiency, and therefore the EU has formed a directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EPBD), that became mandatory within the EU for all new buildings and large construction during 2008.

Infrared thermography is the easiest and quickest method to detect energy waste, moisture and electrical issues in buildings.  An infrared camera shows exactly where the problems are and helps focus the surveyors’ attention allowing him or her properly to diagnose areas with energy loss, excess moisture, flood damage or electrical problems.

Infrared image of building with poor insulation

Building Diagnostics

Buildings may be quickly and thoroughly scanned using a thermal imager, identifying problem areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

Energy Loss - Windows

Energy Auditing & Home Inspection

Excessive air leakage can account for up to half of the energy consumed to condition buildings. The leakage pathway is often complex and, without thermal imaging, extremely difficult to visualize.

Overloaded electrical conductor

Property & Facility Management

Thermal imagers are a valuable tool in predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical, and structural systems, to detect problems, prevent downtime, guide corrective action, and increase work safety.

Underfloor heating Thermography

HVAC & Plumbing

With FLIR thermal imagers it’s easy to scan an entire building to see the relation of HVAC system, building envelope, and plumbing issues.

Roof with Damp problems revealed using Infrared Camera

Moisture & Restoration

The presence of moisture in building envelopes, either from leakage or condensation, can have serious consequences.  With infrared images, water damage is easily detected.

To see information about specific cameras please follow this link.

To download a booklet on using thermal imaging in the building applications click this link  Infrared Guidebook for building Applications (Crimson Industrial Vision)