Thermal Imaging Pilot Program

In January 2017, we launched a thermal imaging pilot program to help homeowners identify energy loss in single family homes and share information on energy saving incentives.

In partnership with UBC, low detail thermal images were collected of detached homes in four neighbourhoods.

 

Did you receive a thermal image of your home in the mail?

In October and November, we’re mailing free thermal images to approximately 3,000 homes with the greatest opportunity for energy savings with the aim of encouraging homeowners to make energy-focused retrofits. The insight from this pilot will help us determine whether to roll-out the project citywide.

We want to help you make sense of your thermal image and decide where to make the smartest improvements.

Book an Energuide Assessment

A thermal image is a picture of the heat that comes off of an object - the bright yellow shows heat; the dark blue shows cool areas of a home.
The information gained from a thermal image can help you pinpoint insulation, moisture, and air leakage issues so you can plan for upgrades wisely.

Discover your home's energy efficiency potential

We’ve teamed up with Amerispec a trusted home inspection service provider and energy consultant to help you learn how to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Book a detailed Energuide Assessment to:

  • Learn about the retrofits you can make specific to your home
  • Connect you to valuable grants and rebates to help offset the cost of making your home more energy efficient

Benefits to upgrading your home

Improve your home’s comfort

Save on energy and renovation costs

Make your home greener

Book an EnerGuide Home Energy Assessment

Our energy partner Amerispec , will set you up with a professional energy consultant who will make detailed recommendations to improve your home’s comfort, health and efficiency and tell you how you can access energy retrofit rebates.

Not ready to book an EnerGuide Energy Assessment yet?  Tell us more

Sign-up for an Energy Coaching Open House

At the Energy Coaching Open House, you can talk to an expert, get solutions to help you renovate your home, and learn about special incentives offered by companies like BC Hydro and Fortis BC.

Upcoming open houses: 

The City of Vancouver in thermal imaging

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In this image, red indicates warmer temperatures. Blue and purple are cooler.

  • The City of Vancouver in thermal imaging

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    In this image, red indicates warmer temperatures. Green, blue, and purple represent cooler temperatures, respectively.

  • Thermal imaging for homes

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    This thermal image shows the front of a house. Areas in yellow are warmer than areas in purple.

  • Thermal imaging for homes

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    This thermal image shows a home without insulation. Yellow indicates hotter areas, and purple indicates cooler areas.  

  • Thermal imaging for homes

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    This photo shows a home losing significant heat. Yellow represents warmer temperatures, and purple represents cooler temperatures.

Questions?

Email us at thermal.imaging@vancouver.ca.