Energy Efficiency & Weatherization
These services are generally provided following an energy audit of existing properties or integrated into a new construction or remodeling project. Many tax and other financial incentives are available for these projects.
Project examples include:
Insulation – The attic and roof, crawlspace, walls and attic accesses are some of the more common areas where insulation can be installed and improved. This results in increased comfort and lower energy costs throughout the year. We can determine and implement the optimal insulation materials (cellulose, spray foam, batt, etc) and amounts for your needs.
Air and Duct Sealing – Doors and windows are notorious for drafts but more often than not the dominant sources of air leakage are found elsewhere. We have the equipment to locate and seal these leaks. We also have the training to make sure the air sealing process doesn’t negatively impact your indoor air quality. This results in increased comfort and lower energy costs throughout the year, as well as improved air quality.
Radiant Barriers – Radiation is the predominant mode of heat gain in the summer time. Unfortunately, traditional insulation just isn’t designed to stop this heat gain. Greenmodeling can install radiant barriers that repel up to 97% of this heat gain in the summer time. They will also help keep the heat from escaping in the winter time. The result is increased comfort and lower energy costs, especially in the summer.
Crawlspaces – Moisture can often leak and creep into the home through crawlspaces, leading to mold, mildew, structural damage and poor indoor air quality. In addition, your AC has to work harder in the summer time to remove this excess moisture. Sealed crawlspaces, vapor barriers, insulation, and air and duct sealing are all possible fixes for these problems.
Windows – Windows are often the first place many property owners look to lower energy costs. However, due to their high replacement cost, there may be other options that are more cost effective. We can determine and implement the optimal window treatments, replacements and/or improvements for your needs.
Water – Water conservation is often one of the lowest-hanging fruits for utility savings in a building. These measures can reduce the amount water used, as well as the energy required to heat the portion of this water that is hot. The result is both lower energy and water costs. We can determine and implement the optimal water conservation measures and improvements for your needs.
And More – These are just a few of the many home performance improvements we can provide. Contact us if you have another project in mind that you want to see if we can provide.