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Behaviour: Seeing heat saves energy

Household energy conservation can help to significantly lower energy consumption. Visual cues provided by thermal imaging of heat loss in buildings are now shown to increase energy conserving behaviours and implementations among homeowners more effectively than just performing carbon footprint audits.

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Figure 1: Example thermal images of households.


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Steg, L. Behaviour: Seeing heat saves energy. Nat Energy 1, 15013 (2016).

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