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Predicting the IR Market

One year ago I made some predictions about where I thought the market might be headed (click here to read full post). It is useful, I think, to see how today’s reality compares with yesterday’s dreams.

• A $1,000 imager

We are close, but thankfully not yet there. Sales of lower-cost systems continue to grow. This has […]

RESNET Thermography Guidelines--Part 2

Last week we discussed the parts of the new RESNET Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings that deal with imager specifications and the basic conditions needed to use the technology successfully to inspect building insulation and air sealing. This week, I want to share my excitement about the RESNET certification process that is detailed in […]

Hello 2011…

I’ve never been very good at predicting the future! I missed the .com boom, I lost badly in the recession, and I certainly failed to pick the winner in the last few presidential elections. I’ve never even been good at guessing what the weather will be, but I just enjoy being out in whatever comes.

What […]

Goodbye 2010…

The Winter Solstice this week marks the shortest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been a fascinating “spin around the Sun” these past twelve months, and we also end the year with a total lunar eclipse of the full moon! To our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, we wish you […]

RESNET, BPI and Home Star—Important Organizations and Programs for Energy Efficiency

Most thermographers who inspect buildings know RESNET (Residential Energy Service Network), a 15-year old organization, as the “owner” of a program called Energy Star™. By helping homeowners rate the energy performance of new homes and linking that to financing options, RESNET has played a key role in ensuring that new homes use less energy than […]

Building Inspection Standards and Protocol

Inspecting buildings with today’s imaging systems seems so easy. However, many thermographers are discovering the hard way that is not! If you know the basics, you should be able to get good results most of the year—but without that foundation of knowledge, you’ll never even know what you missed.

To be successful, you must […]