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Thermal Bridge Analysis

Wheeler SWCD was awarded a US-FS Wood Innovation Grant (WIG) and as many know, it is funding the engineered design and planning for the Wheeler SWCD Conservation Community Center. BUT THERE IS MORE!!!

Thanks to the funding from US-FS, we are able to partner with University of Oregon (UofO) and TallWood Design Institute (TDI) to conduct thermal bridge analysis on a metal fabricated building constructed a few years ago in the City of Spray, approximately 10 miles south of the Wheeler SWCD Conservation Community Center.

Thermal imaging enables comprehensive assessments of entire buildings, both internally and externally. Thermographers can systematically scan all areas of a building, including walls, roofs, windows, and doors, to identify thermal bridges. By obtaining a holistic understanding of a building's thermal performance, targeted improvements can be made to enhance energy efficiency.

Eliminating thermal bridges identified through thermal imaging can result in substantial energy savings. By improving insulation and minimizing heat transfer, buildings consume less energy for heating and cooling purposes. According to industry statistics, addressing thermal bridges can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%, significantly reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.

Check out the raw footage from the experience of accompanying UofO onsite the past two days collecting data. The report of analyzed data to be developed will guide decisions of feasibility for sustainable features in the construction and development of the Wheeler SWCD Conservation Community Center.