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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.

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

Project Examples

New Buildings (Washington)

Foodservice Business

Project Type:  Water Heaters
Project Cost: $10,800
Incentive: $1,600
Annual Savings: 600 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 Application.

  4. Submit documentation.

  5. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

See incentives available for Washington new buildings equipment outlined in the table below. Review the incentive application for equipment specifications and requirements before starting your project.

Equipment Incentive
New Rooftop Unit (RTU) with Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) $29/ton
Infrared Radiant Heaters $1.25-$2.25/kBtu/h input
Commercial Condensing Gas Tank Water Heater $3.50/kBtu/h input
Commercial Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater under 200 kBtu/h $140 each
Commercial Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater/Hot Water Supply Boiler at least 200 kBtu/h $1.40/kBtu/h input
Commercial Condensing Gas Furnace $8.25/Btu/h
Commercial Condensing Gas HVAC Boiler $6.50/kBtu/h
Commercial Clothes Washers, Common Areas $100 each
Ozone Laundry System $5,000-$30,000 per system
Two-stage Gas Valves on Clothes Dryers $400-$700 per valve
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broiler $2,500-$3,500 each
Gas Convection Oven $315 each
Gas Combination Oven $750 each
Gas Single Rack Oven $1,500 each
Gas Double Rack Oven $2,000 each
Gas Steam Cooker $3,400 each
New Cooler Cases with Doors $150/linear ft of door
Swimming Pool Heater $0.90-$5/sq ft of pool surface area served by heater

Ready to apply for standard incentives? Download  application 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. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Incentives also available for businesses located in Southwest Washington.

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