With Roofscan, Miramap inspects heat loss through roofs of houses and other buildings in your area using thermographic aerial imagery.
What is Roofscan?
Roofscan inspects heat loss from houses and other buildings. Roofscan visualises rooftop energy loss using aerial thermal imagery. Temperature differences can indicate energy loss through a roof. When combined with regular aerial photography and building outlines, Roofscan gives a clear, detailed image of heat loss at an individual building level. Roofscan allows building owners to take action, thus saving energy and reducing fuel bills. Roofscan can be used by energy suppliers and also by local governments and housing corporations to prioritize building upgrades.
How does Roofscan work?
Roofscan uses a professional thermal infrared camera to make the level of radiation emitted by houses visible, so that temperature variations at roof level can be determined with great accuracy. By mounting the camera vertically in an airplane, thermal imagery is captured whilst flying. All the individual images combined form a thermal map of the entire surveyed city. Roofscan is best performed in the wintertime, after sunset, when the differences between indoor and outdoor temperatures result in the best image quality.
When to perform Roofscan?
Roofscan is best performed during the heating period, when the difference between the temperature outdoors and indoors is largest.
How to use Roofscan?
What is my result?
- Create awareness with citizens and building owners to take action in saving energy
- Prioritize building upgrades by local governments, home owners, housing corporations and other building owners
With Roofscan you get:
How reliable is Roofscan?
- Thermal aerial images combined with building outlines and a recent aerial photograph
- Online acces to images via your own dedicated server or our Roofscan MAPS application
- Information gaterings. If desired, we jointly organize information gatherings for citizens or companies in your area
Roofscan has been developed in the Netherlands by Miramap and was first used in 2008, for the City of Nijmegen. Since then, several large projects have been successfully performed and delivered, including Amsterdam, London and Osnabrück.
Roofscan for other purposes
We also deliver thermal aerial imagery for other purposes, such as:
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- Detection of (underground) warm pipes and cables, or localize high voltage cables
- Inspect the operation of rail switch heaters
- Count birds and other (wild) animals
- Detect discharge of waste water