Zeke Hausfather, Lead Data Scientist, Essess
Utilities face challenges in meeting their weatherization and home retrofit program goals, in part due to difficulty determining which homes could benefit from insulation improvements, air sealing, and other building envelope remediations. By combining vehicle-mounted thermal imaging systems, 3D LIDAR, and computer vision techniques, Essess is able to rapidly assess 5 to 10 thousand residential and small commercial buildings per night per scanning vehicle at a low cost. This talk will cover the technology behind the thermal imaging system, the energy analysis that turns thermal images into targeted savings estimates, and the computer vision techniques that automate the detection and classification of buildings and building components. There will also be a focus on insights gained when combining billing analysis with thermal imaging.
Zeke Hausfather heads the energy science and analytics team at Essess, a Boston-based startup that uses vehicle-mounted thermal imaging systems to provide energy efficiency solutions to utilities, contractors, and government. He was formerly the chief scientist at C3 Energy (now C3 IoT), and the cofounder and chief scientist of Efficiency 2.0. He is also a research scientist at the non-profit think-tank Berkeley Earth, and a PhD student at the U.C. Berkeley Energy and Resources Group.Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Chq-VAIAAAAJ&hl=en
!! Please note that we'll be charging $10 on the door to subsidize the event !!
-- 6.30pm : light refreshments
-- 7.00pm : talk