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New Buildings (Washington)

Investing in energy efficiency from the design phase may help bring down the cost of operating your facility. Energy Trust’s New Buildings incentives can make energy-efficient, non-envelope projects in educational facilities, offices, restaurants, hotels or public buildings more affordable. When you install energy-efficient equipment from the start, you’ll see savings that can help your building stand out in a competitive market and contribute to tenant comfort and lower energy bills. Want to design with savings? Bring us in.

Incentives are available for commercial firm and interruptible sales customers served on rate schedules 1, 3, 41 and 42.

Project Examples

New Buildings (Washington)

Elementary School

Project Type:  Dishwasher
Project Cost: $13,300
Incentive: $900
Annual Savings: 400 therms

New Buildings (Washington)

Foodservice Business

Project Type:  Water Heaters
Project Cost: $10,800
Incentive: $1,600
Annual Savings: 550 therms

  1. Check your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Have a commercial, industrial or institutional facility project site in Washington served by
      NW Natural. Washington customers are eligible for gas incentives only. Additional requirements may apply.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install equipment that meets the requirements listed in the Washington New Buildings Cash Incentives Brochure.

  4. Submit documentation.

  5. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

Incentive amounts listed below include 2020 bonuses. Bonuses are available May 18, 2020 – December 1, 2020.

Equipment Incentive
New Rooftop Unit (RTU) with Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) $29/ton
Infrared Radiant Heaters $5.50–$7/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tank Water Heater $3/kBtu/h input
Commercial Tankless Water Heater < 200 kBtu/h $300 each
Commercial Tankless Water Heater/Boiler ≥ 200 kBtu/h $1/kBtu/h input
Commercial Condensing HVAC Boiler $0.02/sq ft
Showerhead/Showerwand* $7 each
Bathroom Faucet Aerator $2 each
Kitchen Faucet Aerator $5 each
Commercial Laundry Washers $65 each
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broiler $2,015–$2,925 $2,500–$3,500 each
Gas Convection Oven $315 each
Gas Combination Oven $750 each
Gas Rack Ovens $2,500–$5,000 each
Gas Fryer $1,000 $1,250/vat
Gas Steam Cooker $1,850 each
Dishwashers $195–$900 each
New Cooler Cases with Doors $35 $114-$190/linear ft of door

*Showerheads and showerwands purchased at retail stores currently participating in Energy Trust’s retail buydown are not eligible.

It’s easy to qualify for standard incentives, get more details in the Washington New Buildings Cash Incentives Brochure.

Ready to apply for standard incentives? Download general project forms. If you need guidance, just ask your trade ally contractor for assistance.

Custom Incentives

Energy Trust offers custom incentives for larger, more complex projects. Eligible participants can receive up to $75,000 per site, per year for qualifying projects. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

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