SFHA – Carbon Portal Project
The second phase of the SFHA’s ground-breaking Carbon Portal project is set to turn up the heat on efforts to tackle emissions from thousands of homes in Scotland, with infra-red technology being used to image thousands of homes nationwide. After a hugely successful pilot, the project is being rolled out across Scotland, with 30,000 housing association and co-operative homes being scanned over the winter, using groundbreaking thermal imaging software to pinpoint where precious heat is being lost. The images pinpoint exactly where heat is escaping and recommend where insulation can best be placed, and what type should be used, to preserve heat, cut energy bills, and tackle climate change. The homes will all be scanned by February 2012.
With the issues of fuel poverty and climate change becoming ever more important for tenants and landlords, over 60 social landlords from Shetland to Stranraer have expressed interest in the project. The successful pilot, led by SFHA and funded by the Scottish Government, took place in 2010 and included Dunedin Canmore, Cairn and Clyde Valley housing associations and Riverclyde Homes. 10,000 homes were scanned using the innovative thermal imaging software, with the results analysed and published online.(Orginal Source : SFHA website)