We have commissioned a thermal map of South Derbyshire. This can help business, individuals and us to work out where measures such as insulation may help to reduce energy consumption.
Use the postcode finder or the map's controls to locate your home or business and see if you are losing heat through your buildings.
If your property looks blue then you are super-efficient (or the property is empty). Green means that you are doing ok and not wasting the earth's precious resources. Red means that your house is a hot spot and you could probably take some simple steps to reduce your energy consumption.
Please note that the survey was flown in March 2007, so any installation of insulation or alterations since this date will not be shown.
Occasionally the heat loss map shows an anomalous result, for example the map shows that a property has a red colour code (meaning high heat loss) even though it may be newly built or fully insulated. This is because the infra red camera used for the survey detects light as well as heat. Although the survey was carried out at night to reduce this effect, some roof materials are more reflective than others and may give a slightly misleading result.
Heat Loss Rating
Building probably empty
Excellent and probably needs no further action (may also be empty)
Good but may benefit from some upgrade insulation
Need to improve insulation
Need to urgently improve insulation. The amount of heat loss may be affecting the occupants' health
If you need help using the map or would like information on how you can reduce heat loss from you home or building please either use these web pages or contact us using the details below.
South Derbyshire District Council
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