There are many important reasons to incorporate energy efficiency measures into the design and construction of new buildings: it helps to lower your operational costs, improves occupant comfort and productivity, meets local and regional energy code, and it creates more opportunities to market buildings based on environmental sustainability.

Our team of experts provides complimentary assistance to help you optimize building systems for both efficiency and high performance. And, we'll help you pay for qualified high-efficiency systems and equipment with a variety of financial incentives.

New green buildings can expect a 28% decrease in operating costs over 5 years and a payback time of 7 years.

World Green Building Trends Report, 2016

Energy Efficiency Programs for New Construction

City Light offers energy efficiency incentive programs for new construction of commercial and multifamily buildings.

We offer either measure-by-measure (equipment-level) or whole-building design (modeled performance) incentives for equipment or performance above and beyond what is required by the Seattle Energy Code.

Review available incentives

Apply for commercial and industrial new construction incentives

Apply for multifamily new construction incentives

Find additional energy efficiency programs for existing buildings

Requirements and Standards for New Electric Service Connection

Before you build, find tools and resources to ensure your project is a success.

Review our requirements and standards.