Now being tested, the technology, which uses 3D modeling software, is expected to enable communities to take customized measures to improve their energy efficiency. To collect the data, a thermal camera system mounted on a hot air balloon creates images that the software uses to calculate a 3D model, thus making energy hot spots visible in a geographical data base. Gleisdorf, a small town in Austria, serves as a testing site for the system. There, researchers are on the lookout for critical spots in buildings or building complexes that have the greatest potential for improving the community’s energy efficiency.
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