Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Solar Pool Heating, Shower Heads
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Multi-Family Retrofit

CFLs: $20/fixture or FREE
LEDs: $20- $30
Windows/Sliding Glass Doors: $6 - $8/sq. ft.
Insulation: $0.75/sq. ft.
In-Unit Water Heater: $50/unit
Clothes Washer: $50 - $100
In-Unit Refrigerator: $20
Solar Pool Heater: Not Specified
Parking Garage Senors: Not Specified
Gas Furnace: $250
Gas Water Boiler: Not Specified
Gas Space Heating Boiling: Not Specified

Multi-Family New Construction (Natural Gas)
Hydronic Heat Using Condensing Boiler: $0.05/sq. ft.
Hydronic Heat Using Condensing Water Heater: $0.04/sq. ft.
Heat Recovery in Common Area: $0.32/sq. ft.

Multi-Family New Construction (Electric)
Refrigerators: $50/unit
Clothes Washer: $50 - $100/unit
Hardwired CFL Fixtures: $20/unit
Corridor lighting reduction: $.015/sq. ft. per percent improvement
Bi-Level Stairwell Lighting: $70/fixture per landing
Garage Lighting Reduction: $.003/sq. ft. per percent improvement
Garage CO Demand Control Ventilation with VFD Fan Control: $320/hp
Metal-Frame Windows: $1/sq. ft. of glazed area
In-Unit package Terminal Heat Pump: $300 - $400/household
Heat Pumps in Common Area: $.42/ sq. ft. common area
Heat Recovery in Common Area: $.10- $.33/ sq. ft. common area
Drain Water Heat Recovery: $183/unit

Equipment Requirements Review individual program worksheets for equipment requirements:

Retrofit Worksheet
New Construction Worksheet

Program Administrator Puget Sound Energy
Website http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/NewConstruction/Pages/Multifamily-Projects.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Puget Sound Energy (PSE) offers two different programs for multifamily energy efficiency rebates: the Multifamily Retrofit Program and the Multifamily New Construction Program. In order to participate, buildings must be located in the PSE electric or natural gas service territory.

PSE’s Multifamily Retrofit Program incentives include a range of measures aimed at assisting existing multifamily buildings. There are prescriptive rebates for equipment such as windows, insulation, light fixtures, water heaters, furnaces, and heat pumps. Other custom energy efficient upgrades are available for common heating systems, water heating systems, kitchen equipment, building mechanical systems, etc. Interested customers should contact a program representative for further information.

PSE’s Multifamily New Construction Energy Efficiency Program offers a variety of financial incentives and technical information and support throughout the construction phase of multi-family building projects. Under this comprehensive program, all residential and commercial financial incentives for multifamily new construction projects are packaged under one custom incentive. The incentives vary depending on whether the units use natural gas or electricity from PSE. Some eligible measures include: dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, lighting fixtures, boilers, heat pumps, water heaters, and windows. Details are located on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - PSE
Department Puget Sound Energy
Address 10885 NE 4th Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 97034
Place Bellevue, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98009-9734
Phone (888) 225-5773
Phone 2 (800) 562-1482
Email customercare@pse.com
Website http://www.pse.com

  • 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)"