City of Seattle - Built Green Grant Program (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name City of Seattle - Built Green Grant Program
Incentive Type Local Grant Program
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 2,500 - 20,000, varies by Built Green certification level and development type

Program Administrator Built Green

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: Applications for the 2010 grant cycle are now closed. The next funding cycle will be in Spring 2011.

The Seattle/King County Built Green Grant Program provides periodic competitive grants for single-family residential and community development projects to help offset the cost of certifying and designing innovative green projects throughout Seattle and King County. The grants are funded through the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resource Division and Seattle Public Utilities. To be eligible for this grant, buildings need to achieve either Built Green 4-star or 5-star certification. Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. Certification under Built Green requires achievements in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, the conservation of natural resources and water quality.

Single-family homes which are certified at the 4-Star level can receive a grant of $2,500, or $5,000 if they are certified at the 5-Star level. Single-family developments of 4 or more units can receive $5,000 or $10,000 if they achieve 4-Star or 5-Star certification respectively. Community developments and multi-family developments of 10 or more units can receive $10,000 or $20,000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Emily Erickson
Department Built Green
Address 335 116th Avenue SE
Place Bellevue, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98004
Phone (425) 460-8238


  • 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)"