Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program

Is Your Building 100,000 SF or Less?

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We're recruiting up to 100 buildings 100,000 SF or less to jump start tune-ups by participating in the Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program. Benefits include enhanced technical support and Seattle City Light financial incentives of up to $0.12 per square foot to complete a tune-up early that meets the City requirement. Funding sunsets after 2018!

Complete an assessment and implement corrective actions to meet the City's requirement or do more for deeper energy savings and a more valuable building asset. Check out the fact sheet for more details on incentives and the detailed program overview for the program timeline and participation requirements. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get Seattle City Light incentives for your building tune-up. By participating in the Accelerator program and successfully completing the Basic Tune-Up by June 2019 (or sooner) you can meet your building's first mandated tune-up (2020 or 2021, depending on building size). 


How to Enroll in the Accelerator 

  1. Complete and submit the Program Application to accelerator@seattle.gov by December 1, 2017.

  2. Select a Service Provider - You may fill out the Program Application before you know who you want to complete the Building Assessment, but please contact a service provider from the Tune-Up Accelerator Service Provider list soon. Your provider will work with you to create a scope of work for the Building Assessment.

What happens after you submit the Accelerator Program Application?

  • Once OSE receives your Program Application, we will confirm program eligibility and GFA, and forward to Seattle City Light. City Light will contact you to sign a Participation Agreement that will explain the steps and documentation required to get the Basic Tune-Up incentive. (Your Service Provider can assist with this process.)
  • Negotiate a scope of work with your selected Service Provider for the Building Assessment.
  • Once your Participation Agreement is approved, schedule your Service Provider to complete the Building Assessment by August 30, 2018 (or earlier).
  • If desired, enroll in any additional Tune-Up Plus incentives or the Building Renewal option.
  • When the Building Assessment is complete, work with your Service Provider to submit City Light's required documents to obtain the Building Assessment incentive.
  • Complete Tune-Up Actions by June 30, 2019.
  • Work with your Service Provider to submit the final Tune-Up Accelerator Summary Report to OSE and City Light's required documents to obtain the final Tune-Up Action incentive.

Find a Service Provider (Tune-Up Specialist)

Accelerator Program Participants must work with a service provider (view Tune-Up Accelerator Service Provider list) that meets the "Tune-Up Specialist" requirements and whose firm has completed a Tune-Up Accelerator Program Service Provider Training, sponsored by OSE. These firms are knowledgable about the incentives and reporting requirements of the Tune-Up Accelerator program; however, this is not intended by OSE or SCL to be a contractor recommendation. If you do not see your preferred provider listed, or would like to use qualified in-house facility engineering staff, please contact nicole.ballinger@seattle.gov or 206-233-2184 for more information and prior to starting any work. 


Additional Resources for Building Owners


Resources for Service Providers (Tune-Up Specialists)