Interpreting Results from Infrared Technology

Steven Driver, Genzyme

The intent of the presentation titled "Interpreting results from Infrared Technology" is to provide the audience with visibility around use of infrared (IR) for identifying energy and cost saving opportunities. Infrared technology allows us to see hot and cold surface temperatures, something the human eye can't see alone. Cost options for purchasing this technology will be reviewed along with a step by step process demonstration how to interpret results and properly use the camera. Two case studies will be shared along with a video showing IR capabilities and how to integrate this technology to the ongoing commissioning process.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to understand how this technology works and how it can be applied in existing laboratories, plant rooms, and on building facades
  • Participants will be able to understand how to apply images to heat loss charts required to summarize energy loss and cost savings
  • Participants will be able to differentiate between different cameras on the market and understanding both cost and training options
  • Participants will be able to understand how to use this technology for troubleshooting issues identified using fault diagnostics


Steven P. Driver, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in engineering, project management, systems commissioning, and energy auditing. Steve is an alumnus of Northcentral University where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology (2010) with a concentration in building commissioning. Steve is a board certified energy manager (CEM) and auditor (CEA). He holds two copyrights, one publication, and a U.S. patent associated with building commissioning technology. Having completed numerous energy audits, both National and International, he continues his mission to reduce industry operational cost and climate impact through the use of innovative technologies.


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