This P.E.I. community was armed with infrared cameras to help cut emissions

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Residents and business owners in Georgetown, P.E.I., are being enlisted to help their town become climate-neutral.

Researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) have asked locals to take pictures of their buildings using infrared cameras, which capture heat leaks, as well as with humidity-measuring hygrometers.

The Faculty of Sustainable Design and Engineering team will loan the high-tech equipment to participants for free.

The data is being collected this month in a new survey, part of the researchers efforts to help Georgetown become a net-zero community — meaning a municipality that reduces at least as many carbon emissions as it creates.

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The project is being led by UPEI working

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