New Company Measures Building Energy Efficiency With Photos

New startup, Essess (pronounced ēssess,) plans to drive vehicles past every building in the U.S., the same way Google Street View has, to take high-speed thermal scans of all residential and commercial structures. After creating a massive library of the thermal signatures of all the structures, it will give an energy score to every building, creating a simple way for building owners to consider possible improvements.


It’s important to note that Essess is essentially doing away with the need for hiring energy auditors. Instead Essess will provide clients a detailed report and potential steps to be taken to reduce energy loss. Essess aims to have 10 percent of the country imaged by the end of this year. Visit for more information.


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6 thoughts on “New Company Measures Building Energy Efficiency With Photos

  1. Sounds like an ” INFRARED SCAM “

    1. Really Dan, why do you think it’s a scam?

  2. ontop roofers May 7, 2013 — 2:04 pm

    Hi there! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!

    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you. I hope your roommate got this. I think it’s a great idea. I took IRT photos of a sample of homes in KC and noticed the difference

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