TICA Program

Do you want to:

  • Make your home more comfortable?
  • Save on energy costs? (The cleanest and cheapest energy is the energy we do not use!)

If you do, and you are a Bayside Resident, then why not try our FREE Home Energy Evaluation using our Thermal Imaging Camera?

Bayside Climate Change Action Group is offering free visits by a trained volunteer camera operator to help identify thermal leakage problems in Bayside homes. This will highlight energy efficiency issues and potential savings on your energy bills which we all know are on the rise. The camera was obtained by a grant from Batside City Council.


The TICA Program is only for Bayside Residents.

The Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCAG) has been fortunate to receive a grant from Bayside Council to purchase a thermal imaging camera. This camera is already being used in a project to help promote the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency in homes in Bayside.

The camera produces images which can demonstrate the thermal characteristics and corresponding weaknesses in buildings both externally and internally. BCCAG has trained a number of volunteer camera operators in the use of the camera. It is planned to conduct the first phase of the project during 2012. We are asking for expressions of interest from local residents for a free home appraisal during that period. Participating residents will be given a home visit lasting about one hour, and later a basic report outlining issues identified by the camera images of their home.

The aim of the project is to raise public awareness about ways to minimise energy use by maximizing efficiency and performance within the home. This means reducing a household’s carbon footprint and energy bills at the same time. As energy prices have risen significantly in recent times and are expected to continue to do so, this has become an increasingly important consideration.

If you would like to express interest in participating in this project please contact us via:  ticaproject@hotmail.com. Please note that opportunities to participate are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

On the left is a normal photograph of a back door of a laundry. Right is a thermal photograph taken with the TICA camera. You can clearly see where heat is escaping through the “dark blue” coloured glass windows and under the door.