Seattle City Light - Built Smart Program for Builders and Architects (Washington)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Seattle City Light - Built Smart Program for Builders and Architects
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Architect
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Efficient Elevators
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
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

Program Administrator Seattle City Light

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Peter Held
Department Seattle City Light
Address 700 5th Ave.
Address 2 Suite 3300
Place Seattle, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98104-5031
Phone (206) 684-3182
Phone 2 (206) 684-3605
Contact Name Seattle City Light

Zip/Postal Code 34023
Phone (206) 684-3800


  • 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)"