Building Envelopes for Commercial Properties
Energy cost is the single largest controllable budget cost item.
Infrared Thermography is the only proven nondestructive testing method for finding moisture problems and energy loss. Infrared Thermography can locate these deficient areas in facilities and help reduce operating cost, leading to energy efficient building practices and reducing building emissions. Commercial buildings and industrial facilities account for 45 percent of greenhouse emissions in the United States. By reducing these emissions, we are helping protect our environment.
By performing infrared building envelope inspections, operating cost may be greatly reduced, wet materials may be located and eliminated, and building occupants may realize increased comfort, health and productivity.
DTS Certified Thermographers can detect and pinpoint inadequate insulation, moisture infiltration and air leakage which can be caused by poor building construction, lax maintenance program and unreported/unknown damage.
Millions of dollars can be saved every year by building owners and operators by performing an infrared building envelope survey on their facility.
- The Building Owners and Managers Association estimates that energy costs account for 30 percent of operating budgets for commercial and industrial facilities.
- The DOE states that commercial buildings account for 18 percent of the total US energy consumption.
- The EPA estimates that $20 Billion a year could be saved if commercial and industrial facilities could increase energy efficiency by 10 percent.