Fluke Corp., Everett, Wash., donated two of its Ti55FT Thermal Imagers to The Discovery Museums in Acton, Mass., for its new “Dream Green” exhibit which opened Jan. 28. The goal of “Dream Green” is to teach area children to view the home as an architect or designer would and to explain the science behind home insulation, energy consumption and conservation by utilizing infrared imaging technology in fun, interactive exhibits.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide technology for such a great educational initiative,” says Kirsten Paust, Fluke Thermography general manager. “The Ti55FT Thermal Imager is innovative, easy-to-use and fun. We're pleased these tools will be utilized to educate our next generation of builders, architects, designers, engineers and homeowners.”
Fluke's handheld imagers will be featured in the centerpiece of the exhibit, called “Reinvent Your House.” This portion of the exhibition encourages families to build models of homes and buildings using a variety of materials that each conduct heat and energy differently. Families are encouraged to use the thermal imaging tools to capture an infrared image of their structures to understand how and why heat can escape from areas such as windows, doors and roofs. The thermal images will be paired with other displays that provide information on what tools and actions can be used to better insulate homes or save energy.
The museums serve nearly 140,000 people annually; 25,000 of that include outreach programs in schools throughout the Boston metro area.