Now, every inhabitant of Gdynia, Rumia, Wejherowo and Reda (Pomerania) can check whether heat is escaping from his home. The authorities of these four cities decided to create a thermal imaging map. Thanks to this, it will be easier to check where the problem is most urgent and which buildings need insulation most urgently.
Energy costs are rising and winter is fast approaching. The authorities of Gdynia and the so-called Little Kashubian Tricity (Rumia, Wejherowo and Reda) decided to invest in creating a thermal imaging map of buildings and heating networks. The map is designed to locate where the heat is escaping.
– Identifying the places of heat loss in buildings in the city will allow us to prioritize future thermal modernization and insulation. These planned activities will affect not only the reduction of the city’s carbon footprint, but also the reduction of heating costs – assures Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of Gdynia.
Red indicates a problem
In March this year, a plane equipped with a thermal imaging camera flew over four cities many times. Two and three-dimensional photos were created. On their basis, a map was prepared that everyone can watch on the internet. Thanks to this, the residents can check if there is a problem with the escaping heat in their apartment.
– Red on the map means heat is escaping. Cold colors, blue and green, mean that there is not too much heat loss – explains Michał Guć, vice-president of Gdynia.
Gdynia boasts that it has been granting its residents subsidies for the decommissioning of coal-fired stoves for 20 years. It also supports investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Additionally, Gdynia reminds residents that they can apply for a free expert visit to their apartments to determine leakages and heat losses.
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