BREEAM THERMAL IMAGE SURVEY
BREEAM was created as a cost-effective means of bringing sustainable value to development. It helps investors, developers, design and construction teams and occupiers to use natural resources more efficiently. There may be a capital cost to building to the enhanced standards promoted by BREEAM, but this cost needs to be seen in the context of the overall value of sustainable development. Growing evidence is demonstrating that sustainable developments, like those delivered through BREEAM, offer value in many ways.
RWS Offer Thermographic surveys which are now a feature of BREEAM – the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. BREEAM New Construction and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment programs both recognise the benefit of a thermographic survey
Whether your building inspection is for insulation continuity in Part L2(b) of building regulations, paths of air leakage, insulation checks or under floor heating inspections for either commercial or domestic projects,
Infra-red thermographic measurement works on temperature differential. As the internal of a habitable building will have a higher internal temperature than external ambient at least one point over a 24 hour period, it is possible to assess the performance of the insulation. In order to correctly carry out this thermographic assessment, it is necessary to achieve a 10ºC differential between internal and external ambient. With this, if facing the external of a building envelope, it will be possible to view escaping heat through poorly insulated walls or badly sealed windows as elevated temperatures. Likewise, if viewing the same envelope internally, these same areas will show up as areas of lower temperature.
If you require a thermographic report to accompany your BREEAM assessment for your property please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss a no obligation quotation