Highly Confined and Low Crawl Space (2,880 sqft) with PSE Rebate

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Project Overview: This project focused on the comprehensive retrofitting of a 2,880 square foot crawl space, enhancing energy efficiency and moisture management. A significant aspect of the project was securing a $7,776 rebate from Puget Sound Energy (PSE), acknowledging the energy conservation benefits of the upgrades.

Tasks Performed:

  1. Insulation Upgrade: Installed high-performance insulation materials throughout the crawl space to minimize thermal transfer and reduce heating and cooling costs.
  2. Vapor Barrier Installation: installing new vapor barrier, sealed and secured to prevent moisture ingress, thereby protecting the structure from mold and wood rot while improving air quality.
  3. Energy-Efficient Solutions: Incorporated various energy-saving measures to qualify for the PSE rebate, including sealing air leaks and upgrading to  higher R-VALUE insulation.

Financial and Environmental Benefits:

  • PSE Rebate: Achieved a substantial rebate of $7,776 from Puget Sound Energy, offsetting a portion of the project costs and demonstrating the energy-saving impact of the retrofit.
  • Reduced Utility Bills: Lowered energy consumption significantly, resulting in reduced utility bills for the homeowner.
  • Enhanced Property Value: Improved the durability and desirability of the property through sustainable upgrades.

Outcome: The retrofit not only met the rigorous criteria required for the PSE rebate but also set a high standard for energy efficiency and moisture control in residential spaces. This project exemplifies how sustainable practices can lead to direct financial savings and long-term environmental benefits.

Project Highlights:

  • Strategic use of high-quality materials and techniques to enhance energy efficiency.
  • Successful navigation of rebate qualifications to secure financial incentives.
  • Commitment to improving home comfort and reducing environmental impact.

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