Drones are now being used to identify air leakage in high rise buildings. Using thermal imaging cameras to identify heat loss is not new, however they have only been used in low-rise buildings until now.
The drone is loaded with thermal imaging software and then flown around the exterior of the building taking a three-dimensional heat map. The algorithm in the software then detects areas where there is excessive heat loss and then compares them to the R-Values of those portions of the building.
With more and more high-rise buildings to help with the rising population across the world, drones will help in making sure heat loss is kept to a minimum in older high rises. New high-rise buildings should be air tested to ensure they’re airtight, helping towards the UK Governments promise of net zero carbon target by 2025.