Clean Buildings Incentive Program
Are you preparing to meet the new Washington State Clean Building Standards? Exploring how to upgrade your building systems and save money? Did you want to learn more about grants and loans to support energy efficiency efforts?
Issaquah’s Clean Buildings Incentive Program (CPB) will support building owner efforts to reduce energy use, leverage financial incentives for energy-efficiency projects and help buildings that must comply with the performance standard.
The CPB will provide a complimentary Energy Star Benchmark to understand your current energy usage, complete an energy scoping assessment for achieving compliance and identify available incentives. This program is available to all Issaquah buildings that want to improve energy efficiency and access loans and incentives, regardless of size or state compliance requirements. Issaquah is working with MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, a local engineering firm with deep experience in building energy efficiency.
Sign-up for the program at our partner, MacDonald-Miller's website by completing a short form. A MacDonald-Miller energy specialist will follow up with you.
Participant services include:
- Energy Star Portfolio Manager qualified technical support for energy efficiency benchmarking*
- Building scoping assessment to identify energy saving opportunities
- Early Adopter Incentive application support
- Support for Puget Sound Energy incentives and energy efficiency loans
- Access to trainings focused on energy benchmarking, operation and maintenance best practices and energy management planning
- Support for submitting early compliance documentation via the state’s Clean Buildings portal*
- Access to Clean Buildings compliance help desk and “how to” videos
- Recognition as an Issaquah Clean Building ambassador
*Required for compliance
This opportunity is open to any building in Issaquah, including commercial office, multi-family, non-profit and public facilities.
CPB will prioritize support to those buildings that need help in taking the first steps in energy efficiency upgrades and those unable to comply with the state standards on their own. We anticipate being able to support all interested buildings during the duration of the program. The pilot program will run through December 2023 with potential expansion through 2024 if interest exists.
The state Clean Buildings Standard applies to commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and greater, with compliance dates starting in 2026 depending on building size. The Clean Buildings Expansion bill, passed in 2022, extends the law to commercial buildings down to 20,000 square feet and multi-family buildings over 50,000 square feet, with later compliance dates. The rulemaking for these "Tier 2" buildings will be released in December 2030.