28 March 1986 Development Of Infrared Thermographic Standards For New Jersey State Buildings
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Proceedings Volume 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control; (1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950903
Event: 1985 Cambridge Symposium, 1985, Cambridge, United States
New Jersey has become the first state to specify infrared thermographic building diagnostic surveys of State buildings. Concern over high energy consumption and the inability to maintain comfortable temperatures within the Justice Complex, Trenton, New Jersey, led to a thermographic survey of the building. The results of this thermographic survey revealed significant deficiencies in the thermal envelope of the structure. This raised further questions about the thermal integrity of other new building construction for the state. It has been specified that all new buildings presently under construction for the State of New Jersey, within the Capitol of Trenton, must have a thermographic survey prior to the State's occupancy. Within the construction industry, standards and monitoring methods exist for every element of the building, except the thermal envelope. Through the use of infrared thermography, the State of New Jersey proposes to develop standards and test methods by which the thermal integrity of the building envelope may be monitored. One goal in the development of these standards is to produce a quantitative thermographic report. Such a report would identify deficiencies in the thermal envelope, their origin and significance. These standards will utlimately lead to more thermally efficient buildings and reduced energy costs.
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Sharon Allen, Lee R. Allen, "Development Of Infrared Thermographic Standards For New Jersey State Buildings", Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950903; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.950903


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