Comparison of Energy Audit Methods
|Attribute||Indoor Reality Backpack Energy Audit||Traditional On-site Energy Audit|
|Speed||< 1 hour (1 day for 100,000 sq ft)||Days to weeks (e.g. 5 days for 100,000 sq ft)|
|Data Accuracy||Measured, quantified||Estimated|
|Repeatability||High: digitized||Low: clipboard|
The infra-red cameras can be used to detect thermal anomalies, insulation flaws, or water leaks.
|Thermal Point Cloud||Visual-thermal Comparison|
Spatial navigation of thermal imagery in the building
Detecting Energy Relevant Features
Detect and localize plugloads such as computers even if they are off
Whole Building Energy Modeling
Automatic 3D geometry recovery, and detection of energy relevant features such as window to wall ratio, lighting, and plugloads can be used in Energy Modeling engines such as DOE2 and Energy Plus. This allows for simulation of electricity and fuel consumption for a variety of energy saving measures and compare alternatives.