How thermal imaging from space could be used to see where your home is leaking heat

The satellite image of the thermal insulation of homes in Leeds
A pilot scheme in Leeds involved an aircraft equipped with an advanced thermal imaging camera exposed which homes were emitting the most energy (Image credit: Satellite Vu)

Space technology targeting poorly insulated homes has been successfully used for the first time in the UK.

A pilot scheme in Leeds involved an aircraft, equipped with an advanced thermal imaging camera, flying over houses and then identifying which of the city's homes were expelling the most heat.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.