White Roofs may not be so Green

Gregory Stockton
RoofScanIR.com, a division of United Infrared, Inc.

ABSTRACT

While an enormous amount of infrared techniques to look at building efficiency have been developed in the past, recent new testing combining aerial infrared surveys, handheld infrared measurements, pressurization and computational analyses have been developed, with some surprising results. These testing protocols and the results now point the way to suggested changes in the construction of “Big Box” buildings, the repair and weatherization of existing commercial buildings, and a methodology for prioritizing optimal solutions, based upon the net present value of any efforts for improvement relative to projected energy costs.

Keywords: Infrared, Thermography, Air Barrier, Blower Door, Big Box Buildings, Energy Efficiency

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