City Sends Spy Planes Out To Determine If Your Home Is Wasting Energy

from the only-trying-to-help dept

It's no secret that not everyone realizes how wasteful they are of energy resources. However, apparently one city in the UK went to rather extreme measures to make that point clear to residents in the city. It hired a spy plane to fly over the city and take heat loss photos across the entire city. The photos were then matched to a city map, displaying which houses were leaking the most heat at the time the spy plane passed over. Eventually, the entire map was put online so everyone could see which buildings were wasting the most energy. What's unclear is whether or not these heat maps convinced anyone to actually do anything (or if it just freaked people out).

Filed Under: energy, spy planes


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    Overcast, 10 Sep 2007 @ 6:30am

    I wonder if they flew over any politician houses?

    There's a VERY good change those houses, along with other 'aristocracy' houses are using likely as much as 25 times the energy a normal family does.

    It's complete BS they don't need to fly over houses for this and all of you who think this is a good idea are idiots.

    One can simply call the power company and ask for a energy usage report, why do they need to fly over? Seriously.... come on... How stupid are people getting?

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