King County - Commercial Green Building Grants Program (Washington)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name King County - Commercial Green Building Grants Program
Incentive Type Local Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Institutional, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Exact incentive amount not yet determined for 2011

Maximum Incentive 35,000

Program Administrator King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: This record is for informational purposes only, this grant program is no longer open.

King County's Department of Natural Resources and Parks awards grants and provides free technical assistance to new construction and major renovation commercial building projects in King County. King County's Commercial Green Building Grants Program provides resources to projects built in King County that meet stringent criteria for resource conservation. Minimum performance requirements include LEED* Gold or Built Green** 4-Star certification. Private, nonprofit, and public projects are eligible to apply for grant awards.

In 2009, five grants were awarded to projects meeting at least LEED Gold standards and incorporating low impact design strategies. A new round of grants for 2011 is expected. In previous years, eligible projects could receive a grant of up to $35,000. The award levels have not yet been determined for 2011. Updated information about the 2011 grant cycle will be posted on the above-referenced program website.

*Click here for more information on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. **Click here for more information on the Built Green Rating System.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ric Cochrane
Department Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Division King County Solid Waste Division
Address King County GreenTools Program
Address 2 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701
Place Seattle, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98104
Phone (206) 263-6037


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"