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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Seattle City Light - Built Smart Program for Builders and Architects   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/23/2012
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Custom/Others pending approval, Whole House Fans, Efficient Elevators, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Architect
Amount:Windows: $0.39 - $1.55/sq. ft.
Ceiling Insulation: $0.12-$0.23/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.08 - $0.41/sq. ft.
Slab Insulation: $0.13/sq. ft.
Exterior Common Area Lighting Fixtures: $30/fixture
Interior Common Area Lighting Fixtures: $0.20/first year kWh savings
In-Unit/Porch Lighting Fixtures: $25/fixture
Controls for Interior Common Areas: $30 or $90
Clothes Washer: $25 - $100
Whole House Fans: $25
Thermostats: $5
Heat Pumps/Air Conditioners: $0.23/kWh saved
Efficient Elevators: $0.23/kWh saved
Eligible System Size:Must be multi-family mid and low-rise buildings
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for requirements
Web Site:

Seattle City Light provides incentives for builders, developers, and architects who construct energy efficient multi-family buildings. The program is designed to encourage the construction of buildings which provide maximum comfort and also incorporated resource conservation. Incentive amounts are broken into three categories, which vary depending on wall depth and glazing area as a percentage of the conditioned floor area. Incentives are available for the inclusion of extra building insulation, as well as the installation of efficient windows, lighting, ventilation equipment, and appliances. Insulation and envelope improvements vary based upon building conditions and the efficiency rating of the installed equipment. Some measures are completely optional, while others are mandatory for project eligibility. A complete list of program options, resources, incentive schedules, and program requirements are available on the program web site listed above. Contact Seattle City Light for further information on this program.

  Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light Energy Advisors
700 5th Ave, Suite 3200
PO Box 34023
Seattle, WA 98124
Phone: (206) 684-3800
Web Site:
  Peter Held
Seattle City Light
700 5th Ave.
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104-5031
Phone: (206) 684-3182
Phone 2: (206) 684-3605
Web Site:
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