Sky Spy Spots Energy-Wasting Homes

British company BlueSky is helping improve energy efficiency in UK homes. They're using aerial thermal imaging to pinpoint areas and homes that are leaking too much energy. Local energy authorities can then use this information to help advise homeowners to improve their energy efficiency in accord with the mandated 30 percent increase in domestic efficiency by 2006. BlueSky combines aerial thermal imaging with digital mapping and geographical information systems to produce a thermographic map that indicates the properties emitting the most heat. BlueSky uses a modified military-use scanner mounted on the underside of a twin-engine aircraft to record the infrared images. ::BlueSky via ::We Make Money Not Art